345. The Moral Ledge
There are so many places where pure evil you will find,
But none so frightful as the dark recesses of the mind.
The sick and demented cannot hold inside for long,
The feelings and impulses that they know to be wrong.
A simple misunderstanding will almost certainly inflame,
While a hurtful word, or two, in a fragile mind will maim.
Into a shattered psyche there is only so much it can take,
Before the barriers are lowered, and their morality will break
Insecurity and paranoia fall down upon the weak like rain,
And then panic sets in as they try their best to stay sane.
The stakes are raised as the individual becomes embittered,
A sick mind will now do what it once would not have considered.
The answer is to help them before they reach the moral ledge,
And to rescue their mental illness before it goes over the edge.
This is not easy when the victim has lost all hope from strife,
But it is the only way to save their mind, and possibly a life.
- Glenn Bergen, ( Ravensheart ), © Copyright, 2015.