I would never take it lightly again
that I would feel it deep in my soul
that pat answers will never do.
He's stripped them all away.
I can't hide behind them any more
and I stand here naked in my mind
the world's evil gazing upon me.
Helpless I begin to see it
for what it really is. It is evil.
My heart for once perceives
the terror of its malice.
And here, exposed, I know it,
that speechlessness without which
I am unfit to speak
to the subject of evil in this world.