Darkness came and struck it’s blow;
“I’ve come to steal and kill, and bring you low.”
Darkness was waiting for it’s time and prey;
“Now let my destruction spread upon you today.”
Now Darkness watches prideful, beaming with delight;
“Let’s see how many crumble and no longer fight.”
Darkness conspires to spread across the land;
“I have homes and towns and countries crushing in my hand.”
But Darkness is greedy, lust drunk and blind;
“If they cower and retreat, real strength they’ll never find.”
See, Darkness has a weakness, its kryptonite;
“Keep them scared, no hope, unkind – no love, no light!”
All of Darkness, its plans, its schemes, must flee, and cannot stand;
“Dammit the flicker from just one man!”
Darkness exists and deceives, but is already defeated;
“Why must their faith, their hope, their love leave me cheated!”
Darkness has but limited power, and sometimes breaks through for a moment, an hour;
But Light has triumphed and won the battle for those who stand,
and nothing can conquer Love in the hearts of man.
So be ever watchful, stand guard, and Hope;
have Faith and Love which is needed the most.
For a little flicker, the warmth of that flame is a beacon to others to shine the same.
Darkness waits and Darkness strikes, but Darkness cannot snuff out that Light.
-Eric David Jackson
In loving memory,
of our Sweet P