A long forgotten marker
From a less memorable time
Weathered by sun and storm
Stone covered in lichen
The symbol barely visible
None know of the secrets beneath
A labyrinth tomb kept away
Hidden from prying eyes
Safe from hands of theft
Though no riches lie below
Only the broken remains of souls
Yellowed bones with chips and marks
Lifeless forms etched with runes
Their story never to be told
Of the day the world collectively bled
Of the day ancient evil awoke
Water and sky became crimson
And no mortal dared stopping it
None except a courageous few
They gathered from around the globe
Uniting as brothers under a common banner
It took the lives of every one
To send the evil asunder
A mutual defeat of both sides
Darkness dragging the men underground
So their legend could never live on
So their names could never be praised
To this day no one can fathom
What transpired so long ago
But the earth will always remember
What was done to save it
That’s why if forever preserves
These deserving bones of saints
Tag Archives: Evil
A long forgotten marker
Time to take another break from fiction for today. On my way home from work, I saw a sign that read, “If everything is coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane.” The more I thought about it, the more I realized the depth behind it, as it’s a rather multi-faceted saying. It can apply to both the good and the bad in life.
When most people read or hear the above quote, they most likely think it’s referring to the good things of life. Now, don’t get me wrong. Blessings are wonderful things. And I don’t think many of us would still be here if our lives were only negative, all the time. Positives, I do believe, are a must. But what happens when only positive things come our way?
There’s that saying of “too much of a good thing can be bad.” I believe it. Because, if there’s only good, what do we learn? Most life lessons come from experiencing the bad circumstances. In my opinion, how we face and overcome the negative helps shape who we are and will ultimately become. We learn nothing when only good happens to us.
Another bad thing to only receiving the positive side of life is the false sense of security that comes with it. Unfortunately, we are creatures of habit. We fall into routines. Again, blessings are not bad things, but if we never face trials, we never expect them. If I only have good things come my way, why would I think that anything bad could happen to me? Which also leads us to viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses, and we forget that evil exists.
But then comes the flip side of the above quote. The bad things in life. While the ideal world is a perfect world, I think bad things are a necessary evil at this point. We do reap what we sow. And more often than not, we need that harvest to keep ourselves in check. So what does happen when only negative things come our way?
Well, I think this one is a bit more self-explanatory than the positive side. For the most part, I think the negative experiences are crucial teaching tools. Yet, we’ll never remember what we learn if we’re not given time to rest and reflect. Constantly being berated by life wears us out more than anything. If we lose the mental capacity to live, much less think over situations, we still aren’t going to learn anything.
Another negative to the the negative–it often leads to depression. Whether or not people want to admit it. If there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, why would we continue? Again, creatures of habit. We get stuck. Lost in ruts. To the point where it’s not worth even looking for a way out. It is extremely taxing on the psyche. If I’m only receiving negatives, I’m not going to expect positives, and I’m going to stay where I am. We give up.
Regardless of how we view the above quote, I think it comes down to a few questions. What are we doing that’s keeping us in one lane? Or, what choices are we making that’s keeping us in one lane? What are we choosing that’s keeping us strictly in the positive lane? What are we choosing that’s keeping us strictly in the negative lane? Everything comes down to a choice.
And it’s okay. It’s okay to experience the negative, even if all you’ve known is positive. It’s okay to experience the positive, even if all you’ve known is negative. Sadly, our world is not perfect. But balance can be achieved. Good and bad go hand-in-hand. We just have to choose to find the balance, to stay in the middle of the two lanes.
A song is my soul
Meaningful words start fires
The love of music
Music in my ears
I dance all around the room
Effect of pure joy
A pitch black cloth spreads
Countless fire balls held fast
The night has fallen
Fireflies dance by
Fill the air with emotion
Magic of the night
Our darkest hour
Evil consumes a black heart
An endless abyss
Item skilled in pulsing life
Beating of humans
Love joy peace hope fine
The greatest of these is love
Find someone worthy
Two will become one
A selfless trust built on love
Hearts need affection
My wish? You want to know my wish? Oh, stop, you’re making me laugh. But you still want to know, you say? You flatter me. You really do. To think that I would have a wish so innocent to tell you. What’s that? You think I’m innocent? You think there’s no way a sweet little thing like me could be nothing but innocent. I see. Well, you are partially right, I’ll give you that. I am innocent. I am naive. Then what’s so wrong with my wish? If I told you, that would be telling you my wish in a way. But maybe I can get around it. If I were to have one wish and that wish were to come true, let’s just say the world as we know it would be in pieces. Death, destruction, and despair would stalk every corner. Souls would be tortured. Lives abandoned. An evil chaos would reign free. Your wide eyes tell me everything I need to know about your reaction. And you know what? There are many wishes that could ultimately lead to that outcome. But you’re smart. You can tell by my voice I have one specific wish in mind. Oh, I do. Everyone has a dark side, you see. I’m still not telling. What’s that? You want to tell me your wish? How cute. You wish to know what my wish is. You’re making me laugh again. But I see you don’t like my black fog as I disappear into the shadows. You’re in pain. I won’t make it stop. Why? Because you brought this upon yourself. You know how the saying goes. I can’t help but grin. “Be careful what you wish for.”