Just like more anger does not bring peace. Although at times, its imperative to release. You can't squash anger by reacting with more anger It's like feeding oxygen to an already lit fire You cannot destroy pride with more pride The battle will just continue till the peak of lies In pleasing humility if you bow down Only then it ceases, with laying down the crown If through infidelity someone destroyed your trust Through revenge and thrust, you don't defeat lust You cannot annihilate gluttony By dieting and then basking in a pantry You cannot demolish sloth Without the company of a clock You won't be destroying envy By resorting to spiteful banter that ain't friendly And if you want to rid yourself of greed You've got to obliterate the roots of that seed Let there be light Within you, to shine bright! Be the bigger person; you be the one to stop the vicious cycle You've probably been at the receiving end of such horrors and it almost made you suicidal If it destroyed you, hurt you or made you feel uneasy Maybe you be the one to take the bitter medicine that isn't tasty Love peace and joy These aren't mere toys Distribute these in abundance Never forsake these for an indulgence If it's been done unto you It's time you did something new If you know how it feels React with what you'd want as an ideal Be the light in darkness Be the light that can be harnessed Because darkness does not drive our darkness Even if it exiles you in starkness Darkness does not drive out darkness, light does And light brings peace and calm. It always does!
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