Through The Eyes of the Defiant
By Mark Edgemon

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Through The Eyes of the Defiant
By Mark Edgemon

When expecting the unexpected; the unexpected being the norm,
And preparing with contingencies for each and every variable,
How do you fight and overcome rebellion in your ranks,
Who are themselves, holes for the enemy to peer through,
Evil ones seeing you through their eyes, mocking your every attempt
To keep your fortress safe and your enterprise prosperous.
 
Shall I cut them off; separating myself from these,
Who say they love me for my ears only, yet secretly
They conspire, if not amongst themselves, then inside.
 
The answer is clear and yet a bitter pill to swallow;
Do not trust those who defy; who rebel; who supplant
Your will for theirs, who smile in agreement without meaning
And hurry back when disaster comes, which they caused,
Now begging for your involvement and speedy assistance.
Your time is too valuable; to holy to take the lashes upon yourself,
Meant for the backs of rebellious fools and never for seekers of right.
 
Extend not your heart to the defiant; who are adamant in their demise,
For they will not hear, they will not care outside of their own will.
If you must work with them, oversee each action, make them give account,
Guarding your heart from being lulled by their promises of a better performance.
They will act in accordance with their nature and aline themselves
With the father of defiance; acting faithfully in their unfaithfulness.
 
Believe the Truth, act in love and leave the world to itself. So you will be free
And joy will motivate your days; in the absence of a knotted stomach.
 
The End

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