Fate and the Quiet Man
“I’ve chosen you !” said Fate one day surprising the quiet man
who turned his head, unaware of Fate’s strange perverted plan,
but feeling a sense of dread.
“In a moment, as I clap my hands, will time become briefly stilled,
then you have a task, a frightful decision that with pitfalls is filled
when of you I ask”
“You must say one word only, then from the world will it vanish.”
Fate looked smug, at the man’s dilemma over what evil to banish,
but the man gave a shrug.
“PAIN” for this was present in all that he had considered before,
if all pain disappeared, nothing could blight mankind any more,
nothing left to be feared.