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The Root Of All Evil
Author: Mark Spencer

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To find the root of all evil,
One hasn't far to look.
It's not some shrouded mystery,
Concealed within a book.

The truth is right before your eyes,
It hasn't been concealed.
Eliminate the branches first,
And the root is revealed.

Let's look at money, first of all;
Could it be evil's source?
It makes us do the vilest things,
Without guilt or remorse.

More blood was spilled pursuing wealth,
Than any other goal.
And for the life money provides,
Some even sell their soul.

But if it were to be removed,
Along with earthly gain,
Erased from human history,
Evil would still remain.

The same is true of war and hate,
Of vanity and pride,
Of politics and religion,
And all things that divide.

Eliminate them, one by one,
And you will understand.
They're simply branches of the tree,
But they don't make it stand.

The root that gives life to them all,
Is right in front of you;
Sustained by every breath you take,
And everything you do.

It is the root of evil's tree,
The source of our Lord's tears,
Eliminate the human race,
And evil disappears.

So if you're looking for the root,
Can you accept what's true?
The answer is a damning one,
For evil's source...is you.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Wess (24.144.29.87) -- Sunday, September 19 2010, 07:14 am

Filthy rags.

The Bible says that all our righteousness is like filthy rag.
Mark Spencer (172.164.210.18) -- Tuesday, September 21 2010, 02:42 am

Thanks Wess.

You just gave me another poem idea.
Tim Kitchen (91.105.161.140) -- Friday, October 1 2010, 02:22 pm

brilliant

brillant poem that speak the truth well.
I love the ryhme and flow as well
Tim.
mallisa jackson (96.18.236.164) -- Monday, October 18 2010, 08:15 am

this

this truely took my breath away amazing... i honestly havent found very many poets who speak about things like this. the truth is alot of people just care about the quickest route to money like it is our worth however these are just all efects that humanity has created we created evil and good it is all our doing as a race
 
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