A Spell for Evil


If I could cast a spell to eradicate all evil I would
To flood-fill the Earth with nothing but good
But the question arises ‘where to draw the line?
On whose definition, yours or mine?’
The division between evil and good is vague
Depending on which side of the fence you take
Wars have been fought over this divide
Where the realms of good and evil collide

If I could cast a spell to eradicate evil should I?
Take the chance before it passes me by?
Mould the world into the world that I want
Send evil away with a laugh and a taunt?

If I could cast a spell to eradicate evil I would
As long as the outcome was purely for good
But I can only affect my part of the world
No matter the magical power unfurled

And with three-fold-return things must be done with care
Perhaps replacing magic with a simple prayer
Intention is great for all that it’s worth
But can intention alone save the Earth?

18 responses to “A Spell for Evil”

  1. bcparkison avatar

    Would I? Could I? Should I ?Together could we.?

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    1. Tom avatar

      It’s all about perspective Beverly. If we all saw everything the same way, we probably could, but then we wouldn’t be individual.

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  2. Jodi avatar

    great thoughts and things to ponder. So true about the fine line and which side of the fence and wars being fought over it. great post Tom!!

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Jodi. It isn’t as cut and dried as first thought, is it?

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  3. anotherday2paradise avatar

    A really wistful post, Tim. If only. 😙

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      1. Tom avatar

        Hehehe! No worries – I get called Tim all the time, and the I and the O being beside each other on the keyboard doesn’t help! 😀

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Sylvie. 😉

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  4. rugby843 avatar

    A magic wand may be needed, but from who or where? Good questions♡

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Cheryl. Magic is most definitely needed here – but more for clarity than anything else!

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      1. rugby843 avatar

        Clarity? What’s that? : )))

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        1. Tom avatar

          When I find it, I’ll let you know! 😀

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  5. prenin avatar

    Very true Tom! 🙂 ❤
    Better to work for the good of all life I think! 🙂 ❤

    Blessed Be! 🙂 ❤

    Prenin.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Oh, indeed, Prenin.

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  6. Diane Henders avatar

    Deep questions, indeed.

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    1. Tom avatar

      I’ve gone back to the lighter stuff now, Diane! 😀

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