Dirty Hands on Communism’s evil specter The evil specter’s dirty hands Have soiled the windows to the world. It’s smeared them with the blood and tears Of millions killed throughout the years. The evil specter’s vicious lies Have spoiled the children of the world. It’s pierced their brains, destroying faiths And rendering them hollow wraiths. The evil specter’s crumbling house Is such an eyesore in the world, It’s harboring a discontent That shelters hate and ill intent. Communism’s evil ghost Still lives, and morphs throughout the world. From socialist to modernist Mankind’s traditions are dismissed. The evil specter’s usurped God And wants control of all the world. To lure pure hearts is its desire, And burn their souls in demon fire. The evil specter’s twisted face Will be exposed for all the world, And windows all will be washed clean— A retribution never seen. Be Free “I need,” “I want,” “I wish”… desire — The hunger burns inside, like fire. To profit, gain, amass, acquire: This seems to be all we require. God gives us each just what we need To live the life we’re meant to lead— No competition, sans the greed. If we have faith, we can succeed. Have patience, kindness, honesty, And give to others lovingly. Compassion truly is life’s key: Unlock your heart, and you’ll be free. Connie Phillips is a former English teacher and editor living in Massachusetts.