As Satan Takes Note

by Maher   Sep 7, 2018

Raindrops fall upon my eyes.
The Devil's pen writes the first chord.
A breath that leaves me paralyzed.
Satan stands to take a note.

With parchment paper at his side,
thunder calls the lightning ghost.
The rain then stops to realize
the humid air is at its most.

Strings in hand with tearful eyes,
a major lift floats in false hope.
A river darkened - dead to rise,
as Satan stands to take a note.

A playful blaze sparks in his eye;
a salted smile wicks to his face.
With lips apart and temper dry
he clicks his tongue, as if to say:

"I hold the last glow you can find;
stitched the tightness in your chest.
I took your breath when you were fine;
gave some back when you felt dead.
I've killed what love you had inside
and through your mind, I've killed a lot.
I placed a seal upon your heart
and hid all faith to shut you out.
I took you driving to the sea
in hopes you'd tread the waves to me,
yet still you clamor at such depths
in hopes that someday, you'll be free."

And heartbreak shatters through the eyes
as shards fall cleanly through the earth.
This blood I taste, I swear it's mine;
these hands aren't stained with someone else.

The ground no longer holds my stride
and the rain pours but on me.
I watch the trees that try to run
from the darkness at my feet.

And of all the good I've had in life, I dwell on just one deed.
And of all the favors at my side, I'm blind to but one need.
And of all the gifts God sent my way, it's but one curse that I see.
I pray that He would lift away this ungratefulness in me.


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  • 5 years ago

    by Cam M

    An evocative write, powerful indeed. Thank you.

    • 5 years ago

      by Maher

      Thanks Cam! glad you enjoyed it and you're most welcome.

  • 5 years ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    SC - Youve been busy! Sorry I havn't checked in... :(
    Such a powerful write..
    The ending is just so.... WOW...

    I am sorry you feel this way dude.

    • 5 years ago

      by Maher

      Thanks USB, glad you liked it and all good, we all get busy

  • 5 years ago

    by Brenda

    Maher, I love this! Powerful and so true. Well done! Have you put this to music?

    • 5 years ago

      by Maher

      Thanks Brenda, glad you like it. I haven't, unfortunately. It started off as a tune, but I then axed the idea and went for poem. I'm no good with music theory and this got darker than what melodies I could come up with.

  • 5 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Very interesting title if I must say. I strongly believe there is good and bad but it's our choice which way we will go. There are so many reasons why someone turns evil or perhaps simply was born evil but I also have faith. I have been at dark places and God pulled me out. I like the ending in particular. People may say Ungreatfulness but to others it may be a lack of truly showing emotions. I may be totally wrong but thank you for sharing. Add to my favorite. All the very best

    • 5 years ago

      by Maher

      Thank you Dagmar, in glad it resonated with you and that you enjoyed it. It's nice that even misfortunes and dark emotions can have Silver linings to others.

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