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Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)

From out of the sinister night
Evil wailing is echoing outward,
As demons, devils, imps all prance
And a fallen priest comes forward.

Standing before a blood-stained altar
He raises his hands toward the sky,
Watching as abominations dance
Around the altar in the dark of night.

Predators of all forms and sizes
Come out to dance around the altar,
Hippogriffs, followers, and banshees
Twirling around and never falter.

In this dark and loathsome night
Atrocities romp beneath a blood moon,
Bringing terror down upon humanity
Signalling the beginning of their doom.

Manticore, Kelpies, and Gremlins
All take part in the Devil's own dance,
People from two neighbouring towns
Join in the frolics, in a trance.

From out of the sinister night
Prehistoric leviathans roar,
And through the darkened night
Legendary reptiles soar.

Lucifer, Mammon, and Beelzebub
All haunt the blood-stained stone,
Being used as the Devil's altar
Which in the night is Satan's throne.

Carousing around a blazing fire
In the centre of a large clearing,
Performing rituals so obscene
To finish before the day is rearing.

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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From out of the sinister night Evil wailing is echoing outward, As demons, devils, imps all prance And a fallen priest comes forward.

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Written on August 07, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on October 02, 2021

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