Worth Losing Some Freedoms

“Those rabbits stopped fighting the system, because it was easier to take the loss of freedom, to forget what it was like before the fence kept them in, than to be out there in the world struggling to find shelter and food. They had decided that the loss of some was worth the temporary comfort of many.” — Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

If I Were The Devil

If I were the devil, this world would be my playground.
If I were the devil, your lives would be as toys.
If I were the devil, you’d believe I do not exist.
If I were your playmate, living with you.
If I were deceit, then my pleasures shall rise.
If I were your pleasures, your wants and desires,
Then I’d live-in and amongst you
Pleasurely disguised.