Black Poetry : Laugh at the Devil

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Laugh at the Devil

    Kissing in the night light, showered by the moonlight,
    holding hands tight by an easy flowing lake.
    Frogs making croak sounds. Soft is the grassy ground
    Wine on our lips for we’re lovers on a date.

    Warm air licking light, tasting odors spicing night.
    Trees disappear down a road dark and dense.
    Out its dark loomed a speck, a galloping heat of mist, and yet
    clouds of dust were absent which defied our common sense.

    Closer came it. Nearer! Nearer! Distinct, its form became much clearer.
    A pale horse, steaming, rode the Devil who us did find.
    He stopped. We froze. His words did say,
    “Which way to Boston? I’ve lost my way”
    We pointed trembling. Then off he rode! Then off, we lost our minds.

    We fell on grass in teary frantic laughter shrieking rampant panic.
    Weak, our knees of jello wouldn’t lift us off the ground
    ‘til one lone frog cleared throat to croak in air perfumed now freed of smoke
    and said “Oh Man! That’s one strange bloke.” The Devil turned around.

    His eyes were frozen fractured eggs flaming red in hollow’d pegs
    glaring us and frog with amusing oozing Hell.
    “I’m not so strange as you may think.
    With tongue you catch the flies, then blink.
    For I am Appetite, the ruthless link, who rings your dinner bell.
    I am your Hunger in the belly of the beast.
    I am your Cunning that chases the feast.
    I am your Agony in the pain of flesh.
    I am your Deceit that kills Truth best.
    But of all things my black-heart fills most with glee
    is that a little bit of you has such a whole lot of me.
    Ha! Ha! Ha!.........................Bloke!

    Namyh
     
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    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Truth!

    Laugh at the Devil... For real, lol

    For real Harry, but he is a defeated foe, you know...Peace In

     
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    Very Nice Brother
    I like this flow.
    The devil in aspects of everything and everybody's life.

    The beginning misleads, then it turns
    Into a scary and daunting tale.
    Overall this is a great write.
    Just in time for Halloween!
     
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    “…a little bit of you has such a whole lot of me.”

    Ahhhh…there’s truth, it is
    This story tells
    Giving rise to desire
    And fabled tales
    That birth the lie
    That created the devil
    and through this origin
    …the original rebel


    you penned this well, brother Hyman. THANK YOU.
     
  5. Cade Foster

    Cade Foster Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this was a pretty good piece.

    Warm air licking light, tasting odors spicing night.
    Trees disappear down a road dark and dense.
    Out its dark loomed a speck, a galloping heat of mist, and yet
    clouds of dust were absent which defied our common sense.


    ^that above is my favorite part of the piece, you had some other nice lines in there aswell, overall this as a whole was a good read.
     
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    Sometimes the devil can be found where we least expect. Potent visuals as per your usual poet.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Man Harry you drop some awesome stuff here man big ups on this piece
     
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    Wonderful piece Harry, ...feels good reading you again.
     
  9. Harry Hyman

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    Clyde – He is indeed a defeated foe. However, he is also a defiant foe and that’s what makes him dangerous to those who might be enticed to join the ranks of his defeated. Thanks for stopping in Clyde. Hope you enjoyed. HH
     
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    Hodee – Okay Hodee. Now you got me almost wantin’ to go Trick or Treatin’. I’m so very happy this made an impact for you. I was prompted to write this because of someone’s mention of strange encounters which in turn made me think of this strange encounter. It is strange how we poets find inspiration from the most outlandish of things. Is it Fate or just the ink which flows in our veins ?. Thanks Hodee. HH
     
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