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The Devil is always trying to hurt and deceive man on a daily basis
Those with weak hearts often times fall victim to his evil
He fills the heart of man with provocative offers that entangles them within his grasp
This poem is about a person who fell for the Devils temptations, but through prayer was redeemed

As I walked through the silent forest
Devoid of sound piece and mind
It slithered so elegantly in my abode
It said I love you
I want you
It said
Follow me and you will live forever in my kingdom
The kingdom underneath the sea
In my confusion
But hesitantly I agreed
Immersing me in its shadows of sin
In my effrontery I diverged in its direction
Trusting in his projection of lustful mortality
I envisaged myself absolved, giving no thought to the aphotic one's sinew
The opulent ways he could allure
Forever enslaved by obscured forces
It was too late for me
I wept in my torment
As I looked up into the heavens
I began to pray
“Lord release me from this loathsome abyss”
From this accursed depth where I deteriorate
Darkness turned to light my fears began to fade away
As a luminous light shined my way
From a cross that was acquiesced for me
And a voice declaring “absolve your vainglory, reach heavenward, and be set free.
With apologetic eyes
Tears falling down my face
On my knees
Looking upward
 I cast my arrogance aside
Fixated only on the glorious light
The redeeming light consumed me
Feeling the compassion of the apparitions solace
As gloom absented itself from my perception
The bindings of my soul became manumit
Free from his evil
From the devil's tenure I was severed
Collapsing into the ordnance of my redeemer

Forever (x 2) reborn
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Submitted on September 14, 2015

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