"Have you ever wondered why we are so different?" Good asked Evil.
"Actually, I have," snickered Evil in a cold voice, "While I am freedom, you are chains that hold people down."
"I'm afraid I don't understand," Good replied with a voice as soft as an angel's wing.
"My way of life if easy to follow, while yours is a struggle. I come more naturally while you seem to come from some divine source. You are what keeps people from being who they were born to be: Me!"
"You may be freedom, but you harm others for your own benefits. I am a safe haven where kindness and sympathy welcome all into their gentle embrace."
"What a shame," Evil sighed carelessly, "You will never understand my freedom and excitement."
"I pity you," Good replied sadly, "You will never experience my joy and beauty."
"This might sound absurd," continued Evil after seconds of silence, "but I must ask you: Do you think that we have anything in common?"
Good thought for a few moments before answering.
"We each cannot exist without the other."
"Well, I can't argue with that. After all, who am I without you?"
"However, mankind continues to struggle between us."
"Do you think they will finally choose one of us?"
"No, I don't. If one of us were to leave, the world would fall into chaos."
This is for the Theme of the week for . When it comes to Good and Evil, I immediately think of Jekyll and Hyde. Also, I remembered a conversation I had with two friends. We were having dinner at Olive Garden, and the subject of religion came up. I eventually mentioned something that my philosophy teacher had mentioned during a lecture: If God is all-knowing, then he knew that Eve and Adam would eat the forbidden fruit. Why would he allow them to do that? One of my friends had an answer that I never considered and I like it: God gave us free-will. I love the idea of free-will, so that answer made me happy. However, with that free will comes a freedom to be evil. So, that helped form this short poem. I pretty much have Good and Evil discussing the pros and cons and the similarities between them. I hope you find this interesting.