General Poetry posted February 10, 2021

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Demons on Display contest entry

The Devil Calmly Waits

by DragonSkulls

Demons on display. Contest Winner 
     I see within your inner heart,
     a truth you all deny.
     You know you're lost in your own sins
     no matter how you lie.

     You'd love to claim your soul is saved
     beneath your darkened veil,
     but your salvation's bleak at best
     and destined, yes, to fail.

     So long before my lovely Eve
     believed in words divine,
     the world then held a sovereign worth
     but still I made it mine.

     While Adam too beget my ploy
     and swallowed his own fate,
     he realized the damage done
     yet taste it far too late.

     Your loving God then knew your flaws,
     despising you as I,
     where your free will so deeply stains
     the rules that you defy.

     Pretend you think I don't exist
     until we're face to face,
     where you'll accept a bitter truth
     that no lies can erase.

     So live within this unseen ruse
     that I've instilled in you,
     and know that I will never rest
     until you've fallen too.


Writing Prompt
There have been a lot of poems written about Angels, let's write about demons now! Write a poem, funny, serious or crazy about them. Any type of poetry is fine, any length. Have fun.


No poetry about inner demons or metaphorical demons. Please write about demons as if they are "real".

Demons on display.
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