A kindness never goes unpunished,
When evil intentions take root.
Like a weed they quickly take over.
Smothering the life that seeks light,
Words lashing out with no consideration,
Of the pain of each cutting thrust of contempt,
Taking every opportunity to twist the knife,
His desire to inflict more pain,
Twisting his face into tortured rage.
Justice is coming for my dear enemy,
His lament will be because he now sees,
What was called care is loyalty’s betrayal,
Every word spoken will become his lament
What he thought was victory was defeat,
His shameful loss will haunt him forever.
Every day he runs around in futility,
Self justification falling on deaf ears,
Knowing in his heart what is true,
But, choosing to speak death words,
Never satisfying his deep pit of pain,
It grows deeper with each bitter jibe,
A ravenous appetite for more never satisfied.
My life has returned to sweet success,
Found in loving kindnesses,
That sought me out,
The enemy prowls around,
Seeking to find a destructive chink,
I am holding close God’s sure love,
Confident in the safe place created,
By the loyalty found in Love’s sacrifice,
Humiliation is the lesson learned,
Sleep is the contented rest of salvation’s promise.