Why afraid of ebola? of terrorism?
of North Korea, Russia or United States?
of climate change or bankruptcy?
What’s really scary is the fear
and zealousness of golden keys
of shutting doors, of them and us.
of razor wired safety — inside.
But Mephistopheles still whispers
serpent’s words of simple truths,
excluding grey for black and white,
solutions serving to divide us into tribes.
Still when you listen to your heart
you hear his tempting voice, lulling you
to lock the doors and cock the guns
demand revenge, retaliate and hate.
Rebranding cowardice to bravery
Cause fertilized on growing fears
Mephistopheles will thrive inside,
and seal our faith in blood.
Kerry ask us to reflect on the past year and combine it with the Faust and Mephistopheles myths and stories at Real Toads. This is a favorite subject of mine, so I penned down some thoughts on that.
December 18, 2014