Don't Sell your Soul

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For my friend Ray, I hope you haven't.


Don't Sell Your Soul


I told him not to sell his soul 

That it would be unwise

The devil cheats and always wins

The end is your demise.

I told him not to sell his soul

It would be careless and askew

Satan laughs at all the fools who follow at his shoe.

I told him not to sell his soul

That he would never get it back

To find success, you must be strong

You've got to stay on track.

I told him not to sell his soul

For he could be the one

That he should seek enlightenment

But not lose sight of home.

I told him not to sell his soul

The pain would never end

Agony and heartache

Will be your only friends.

I told him not to sell his soul

I begged him, please, do not!

Lucifer will tell you lies

He'll take everything you've got.

I told him not to sell his soul

To himself he must be true

And for those who love him, 

Do the same.

Don't sell your soul

Don't play that game





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Rick Varden

Sat 27th Apr 2019 22:40

Love this?

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Lisa C Bassignani

Thu 25th Apr 2019 20:42

Thanks so much Adam. I appreciate the comments. I know that the ending is not as epic as it could be. I wrote it for a young man who once said that he would sell his soul to make it in the music business.
I like to think that the story is not complete as he still has some growing up to do. I will definitely revisit this one.

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Adam Whitworth

Wed 24th Apr 2019 21:51

I like your style in this very good poem.

The repeating "I told him not to sell his soul" builds up an expectation of a clever ending- a moral of the tale- some kind of punchline-
that doesn't actually materialise.
That would be a pity for me if I wanted the poem to be a great one deserving publication and widespread distribution. As a personal expression it is to be applauded.

I like it a lot.

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