Addressed to the devil

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“But soon the devil’s among us flesh and fell,” from ‘The Ballad Of Villon And Fat Madge’ by François Villon

Raging as white hot fire in response,
He cringed, I knew that’s his response.

My body is a walking representation,
deceiving devil’s darkness in response.

I devour rectitude as daily breakfast,
disregarding ills to follow in response.

Oh glancing through the veil of matter,
shall shatter clout of guile’s response.

I will bring the devil down on his knees
laugh heartily as courteous response.

 

Form: Ghazal

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for ‘Poems in April’ @ Real Toads

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

52 thoughts on “Addressed to the devil

  1. Kerry O'Connor says:

    A wonderful ghazal! I love the form, and this is an excellent example. Each couplet acts alone, but together, the theme resounds.

  2. Kim M. Russell says:

    Snap – we picked the same quote! I like what you’ve made of it, Sanaa, especially the repletion of ‘in response’, which reminds me :of a religious service; the line:
    ‘I devour rectitude as daily breakfast’
    and the internal rhyme in:
    ‘Oh glancing through the veil of matter,
    shall shatter clout of guile’s response’.

  3. Rall says:

    The devil is seduuctive and gorgeous. He is supposed to be, otherwise his success rate would not be as good as it is. Use him as a pin cushion or a voodoo doll for those lethally sharp quilled feathers of yours:)

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