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

Comments

  1. Ellecee says:

    A strong and powerful stance against”the enemy” I hear all your words but especially the last two lines. So well done 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ellecee 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  2. gillena says:

    Such a fierce warrior of Light, I applaud you Sanaa. Thank you for a beautiful ghazal response to today’s prompt

    Much🌼love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  3. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

  4. I like your letter to the Devil. You put him in his place.

    1. Sanaa says:

      😉

  5. Well said, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  6. So many ways to respond!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Colleen ❤️

  7. Margaret says:

    Certainly not easy to do – virtue over vice is a daily struggle.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Margaret ❤️

  8. 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’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yes I noticed!❤️ Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

  9. Vivian Zems says:

    Quite evocative!…My fave : ..”I devour rectitude as daily breakfast…”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Jim says:

    You did well with those lines, Sanaa. I thought only a little bit and decided they were harder than I wanted to handle.
    .

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. And so is your poetry raging white-hot this April! Brilliant and beautiful. Each new one you write becomes my immediate favourite.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh!❤️ Thank you so much, Rosemary 😍 so glad you liked it!❤️

  12. Rommy says:

    There is a lot of pride in that victory

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  13. Beautiful and powerful, Sanaa !
    Loved the closing lines –
    “I will bring the devil down on his knees
    laugh heartily as courteous response “

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Neeraj 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. The sarcasm (of laughter as courtesy) makes for a rather appropriate ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. Very interesting form, and I love your response! 😉

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Donna 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  16. I especially like “I devour rectitude as daily breakfast”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. the third stanza resists magnificently

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  18. Bjorn says:

    Love how you treated the form… raging hot.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. Julian says:

    This certainly is a well crafted poem. Loved it, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  20. ZQ says:

    This was excellent SANAA!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, ZQ 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  21. Wendy Bourke says:

    Wonderful job with the form – cascading to a brilliant and impactful close.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  22. Yes, good will prevail over evil! Well done. 😊

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Loredana ❤️

  23. Myrna says:

    Powerful and defiant words for that evil enemy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Thotpurge says:

    I devour rectitude as daily breakfast..
    nicely done Sanaa.. ghazal is one of my favourite forms!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  25. dsnake1 says:

    a form i find not easy to write, but you have done it brilliantly. i like that bit of sarcasm at the end, cool!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Cheong 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  26. 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:)

    1. Sanaa says:

      😉

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