Inner battles



Who isn’t waging it inside?

Name one person without an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other.

War begins from the time we’re told, “NO!”

We struggle with culturalization before our first steps,

battling an unseen enemy that stalks our nightmares,

conditions us to accept its presence as inevitable

while we’re told as we walk through life

there is nothing more important than peace on Earth.

We look to the heavens for solace,

awed at a moon shining through a blue sky,

a moon without air, in a space without mercy

where stars burn, and galaxies collide.


Too close, a star kills.

At just the right distance a star gives life to creatures starving for flora and fauna.

We live in a universe holding an angel on one shoulder, a devil on the other…

a lesson written in the skies.