As the world turns

And people attempt

To pull shattered lives back together

A seed is planted…

It is a seed of hate

A seed of the evil engulfing the world

In a maelstrom of death

And the hopes of the forgotten…

We, the people of this place

Tell ourselves that it has nothing to do with us

Yet we are mistaken

Are we not…?

This seed…

It shows us love

Yet love leads to war

And war leads to death…

It is a parasite

That leeches our humanity

It can't be stopped

It can't be destroyed…

For this seed exists in all of us

It will grow and evolve in some

Some may never feel its hideous heartbeat

And for the rest, we reap what is sown…