The Demon Virtuous, an Eater of Sin

Search, if you will.
You’ll never catch a glimpse.
It resides in the shadow
just at the light’s edge.
It, the moral demon,
stands between our world
and the dark horde
that seeks to roll
overland – killing, raping, and plundering.

Dark forces are held at bay
by its grace, and the horrid
burden that it assumes.
Some darkness creeps through
like water sloshing over
an overtaxed dam.

So that we may have truth,
beauty, and virtue
It lies, kills, and rears
an ugly head.

About B Gourley

Bernie Gourley is a writer living in Bangalore, India. His poetry collection, Poems of the Introverted Yogi is now available on Amazon. He teaches yoga, with a specialization in pranayama, and holds a RYT500 certification. For most of his adult life, he practiced martial arts, including: Kobudo, Muay Thai, Kalaripayattu, and Taiji. He is a world traveler, having visited more than 40 countries around the globe.
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