In the Shadows

September 12, 2008
By Ethan Akins, Mattapoisett, MA

There is a Plague in this world…
It is not black, it is not an infection,
Something you could not feel
It is a starvation of one’s own mind
This Plague in the world,
Lying deep in their thoughts
After love, and after hate
It lies in the shadows behind
Ruling the world with Its evil grin
This Plague causes
Many innocents to sin
The wealthy can’t help it
The poor thrive for it
The choice which one follows
To go on their way
There will come the day
When even greed cannot pay


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