THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

TEAH ZANE 1953 (BUNDABERG)



THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

So I met the devil the other night
I was shocked and a tad disturbed
He didn't look like I thought he would
But it didn't matter
I wasn't at all perturbed

He didn't look scary or evil
And he didn't shoot flames of fire
His clothes weren't scruffy or dirty
I was actually quite impressed
With his choice of attire

He was a very striking and handsome man
That's something I thought I'd never say
But if he wasn't
This whole scenario
Would completely go astray

He had jet black hair
And menacing dark eyes
I wanna say they were black
Or maybe they weren't
I could be mistaken
Maybe it was just a disguise

He was very tall
I'm guessing about 6 foot 4
With a ript and slender body
I had the completely wrong impression
Of him before

He had the deepest voice
That I'd ever heard
It was very low and so so sexy
To say it sounded devil-like
Would be totally absurd

He had a wicked sence of humour
Which enhanced his one track mind
When he looks into your eyes
You'd find yourself confiding in him
Your deepest most personal desires

He didn't fit the mould
Of what the devil looked like
He wasn't vindictive or cruel
His smile could warm the cockles
Off every living soul

And therein lies the word
That I've been searching for
To make my poem complete
I now know what he's doing up here
He's here for me
He's here for my soul to compete

About this poem

This poem refers to a fictional character in TV series about the devil.

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Written on December 07, 2023

Submitted by teahleannezane on February 05, 2023

Modified by teahleannezane on February 05, 2023

1:27 min read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme A XBXCB DCEXC XFGAF XHXGIH XXEIJ XKELK CXHXX XLDXX KJMXEM
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,356
Words 271
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 1, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6

TEAH ZANE

70 Yr old female who didn't write poetry until 2021. I didn't realise I had any talent until receiving encouragement from friends after posting on Facebook. They insisted I have them published but wanted other opinions first. Hence the competition. I have written over 150 poems. I am addicted. more…

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6 Comments
  • Kaytee
    Witty and fun. I love this poem.
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • toddcase888
    Fantastic write.
    LikeReply1 year ago
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    LikeReply1 year ago
  • dougb.21370
    Ah the seductive seemingly compelling yet relaxed efforts of Old Slewfoot.
    Medieval art, so ghoulish in depicting demons, was so exaggerated, so lacking in the lures that would entrap, demean and dismantle.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • markl.65734
    I really like this its refreshing I have not read hardly any poems about the devil like this
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Teril
    Really nice description. I've met this sneaky devil before, in oh so many forms - he can serve an essential purpose.
    LikeReply1 year ago

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