What Evil Is…not understood

What Evil Is...not understood
What Evil Is…not understood

Evil…not understood

What truly makes an evil mind,
bereft of all empathy, filled with violent thought,
and can such a mind in reason be swayed,
from all that endless dark tirade of hurt?

Missing those doubts and qualms of thought,
when intention set for death or hurt,
and bliss is found in expression, release,
happiness lost in a world repressed by pain.

We should never understand,
for if we did, that pain would be ours,
and evil reigns in minds removed from love,
morality a word not understood at all.

And evil is without regret,
just a motion of need, a releasing address to a feeling,
that haunts a mind so shallow of life,
instincts that drive are simple and born of strife.

Evil can in no way be changed,
beaten yes, but to its own nature stay,
their joy a causing of pain, destruction their ploy,
and to that end they commit, all else superfluous.

When love cannot exist,
darkness forms an abyss, a void of humanity,
and those of evil abide this dark life,
sustaining self and their odious needs adrift.

Evil is yet another beast,
not human, not animal, but half way between,
need, compulsion and expression,
their own way of addressing life.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “What Evil Is…not understood

  • December 11, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    As wonderful a description and explanation of evil as I have ever read, Tony. Oh, and that image! Greatly penned.

    • December 12, 2016 at 12:04 AM

      Much appreciated John, glad you enjoyed the expression. Cheers!

  • December 12, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    Glad you related Phyllis, and glad you enjoyed the work. Take care

  • July 18, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    This is a poem that I find fascinating, helpful to others, and correct in what you say. Lacking empathy, consciousness, and/or remorse will lead to very dark evil, and what makes this truth all the more frightening is that this evil is, much of the time, performed behind closed doors so that the victim is without witnesses, and is left isolated.

    Mind games are a particularly cruel form of abuse from The Dark Triad. Psychological Abuse can be incapacitating for the victim, and too difficult to explain to others, especially authorities, in order to make those who might be able to help the victim, understand what has been going on. This is an excellent poem!

  • July 19, 2017 at 1:31 AM

    Much appreciated Tamara, glad you related and enjoyed the work. Cheers!


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