sympathy for the devil


he continues to be swayed so much

by all the wrongfulnesses 

that it is not possible for him

in any way to want to do any lasting good 


he goes on stooping

reaching for the windfalls 

from the trees of darkness


he is turning the corner of belief

finds there how to look deeply

in to the dark side of his own soul


in this way to have the last wasteful dregs of humanity

teased out of himself by himself

becoming self-hypnotised to savour all that is wayward

and confirm his association with Satan


that retained in the grave one day

brooched with every sin in the book

his fallen spirit readied for Lucifers collection


diverted away from the path

to the arms of an overbearing God

whose writing on the wall clearly proves beyond all doubt

inconclusive and unworthy of trust. 


◄ ohh..its just another murder

reacquaintance ►


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Rose Casserley

Thu 28th Dec 2017 12:58

I'm trying ever so hard Leon to think up words beyond wow brilliant excellent fantastic etc because not one of these would be worthy enough for me to use in describing this outstanding poem.

Rose ?

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Thu 28th Dec 2017 10:23

there have been some fab pieces on here as you say Patricia and Stef but thankfully not so often the ones used for personal attacks that have bugger all to do with poetry.Obliged guys

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 26th Dec 2017 21:38

there have been some great postings on here lately Leon but this one takes the biscuit.



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Mon 25th Dec 2017 12:41

by gum Keith! that is one heck of a comment. You have made my Christmas day sir!

and so have you Jemima. As to it being nominated that is out of my grovelling hands
( or will it be a case of bah humbug? haha!)

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Jemima Jones

Sun 24th Dec 2017 16:47

WOW Leon! I'm surprised this hasn't been nominated for POTW. I'm definitely bookmarking this fabulous poem.Thank you.Jemima.

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keith jeffries

Sat 23rd Dec 2017 14:42

Leon, This is truly magnificent and immediately I recalled Milton´s Paradise Lost. Well done matey. Thanks Keith

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