Contending to never surrender

Surrendering
Surrendering (Photo credit: adrenalin)
In a world with so much chaos
can one obtain serenity? 
Having seen and heard the evil of all evils
then becoming powerless in its grasp.
In earnest I stumble as I look for answers
from questions that come out of nowhere
while no one seems to care.
 
Begging for help
as I fall on my knees
hoping there is mercy to be bestowed upon my readiness.
There must be a way to restore the good that once graced
this reality with a kind nature and encouraging ways.
I refuse to believe that it is lost forever, as forever does not exist.
 
The essence of the human spirit
is to prevail and continue on
even when all is lost.
But what to do when one is over come with sadness.
Hard pressed against the fervent brick wall
that will not falter, even in the slightest.
Sorrow traps you with its invisible hand 
as it paralyzes and deceives. 
There is no alternative but the inevitable.
 
Woe after woe
fills the air with its wretched affliction
Evil persist and troubles anyone in its path.
Like a tornado, it consumes and destroys
leaving only the bad with little faith of the good.
Presenting a false hope that humanity
will band together to create a better world.
In the event of such times
hope will not come as it has been forgotten; 
The reconstruction will only be shadow of what it once was.
 
What to do? What to do?
A question in limbo that may never receive
its well deserved answer.
So I leave you with this my friend.
As evil consumes your very existence
are you throwing all down in defeat
to go along with the crowd by going along? 
Or, have you the courage to stand up
and fight against the immoral atrocities
that have taken possession of our very being.
 
Of course the world will heave you onto its disposable pile
as victory has landed in your lap.
Does this pose a conundrum?
I think not for the simple reason
that your conscience will be clear 
because you’ve done your best to set things right.

2 thoughts on “Contending to never surrender

  1. Beautiful words.

    “As evil consumes your very existence, are you throwing all down in defeat to go along with the crowd? Or, have you the courage to stand up and fight against the immoral atrocities that have taken possession of our very being.”

    If one does not have the courage to stand up and fight for the good, then, does that not ultimately suggest that one is capable of the same evil they refuse to stand up against?

    I believe we have to start asking ourselves what we believe to be good and right, and not be afraid to stand up for what we believe in. We should not be scared to be different, in fact we should be proud to be unique, most especially when it comes to standing up for the good.

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