The man said to the boy one day.
“How is it you can’t see?
That holding onto the past and its’ pain,
Is not the way to be?”
The boy looked to the gentleman,
And softly he replied.
“Does energy die when it’s changed?
And does its’ spark subside?”
“Well no, replied the gentleman.
You speak to the facts in this case;
Yet how does this concern my assertion?
Your query seems out of place.”
The boy retorted with a smile,
“All things once set in motion.
They cannot be taken back;
So I reject your notion!
When evil deeds are done,
(And yes, good deeds as well),
That energy must go somewhere;
In someones mind it must dwell.
Pain spreads out more pain.
And love spreads out more love.
So when pain fills up my head,
Don’t ask me to ‘feel’ love.
The pain, it is now mine.
I know you may not understand,
And I’ll not burden you with it;
For I won’t be the devils’ hand.
I know more then most,
How important kindness is.
The universe is in a battle,
And I know which my side is!
Don’t ask me to forget the pain,
For the pain is part of me.
It made me who I am today.
It lives inside of me.
One day if I live in love,
And I try to spread some good;
Maybe someday it’ll return to me…
Maybe bad will be conquered by good.
There is no way of knowing,
If time will be kind to me;
But time, it stops for no one…
Even those pained as me.
So my point, my good sir,
And what everyone should know,
Is once pain is spread…
Pain it will sow.
Every evil deed that’s done,
It has a price to be paid.
So always try to care and love,
Don’t let the worlds’ hope fade.”
The gentleman stared at the boy,
And nothing was replied,
As he grabbed the child into his arms,
And held him while he cried.
-The universe, it is not fair, and all things have a cost.
For a battle’s always waging,
Yet the war is never lost.
Until the end of human life,
The fight’s not fully won,
And the casualties should remind us all,
Of the cost of each deed done.
K. Aldaya, 3/18/15
Picture: “Just a Little Boy” by zznzz on Deviant Art; http://zznzz.deviantart.com/art/just-a-little-boy-272998865