Bad Things

Bad Things

(an idealistic poem)


Bad things and happenings

Are happening, for sure.

But there’s a law,

In point of fact, the first in physics –

That the crucial brick is:

Every energy contains its equal opposite,

And I believe it.


For every plane blown from the sky,

Bomb on board, on ground,

Or other diverse reasons why,

I shall not grieve.

T’would be naïve,

Deceiving sentiment and intellect

To do so.

Good things and happenings

Are happening to even out and purify

The ratio.


As amateur and passerby,

I lay no claim to qualify.

As expert sage and such.

But I’ve observed, sensed, reasoned through,

And come to the conclusion that

Bad things always return to good,

And that alone is true.


Bad Things 11.4.2015

Circling Round Reality; Circling Round Energy; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin




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