Sacrificial Hymn

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

I sold my soul
  for new meter and rhyme
Trading salvation,
  for a thing greater still
The joyous embrace
  of one hell damning phrase
Now immortal, perpetual,
I sold my soul
  as the Devil laughed
Knowing not, my final words
  were for him
Exposing his lie,
  and his legions of hate
With my last breath,
—a sacrificial hymn
(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2016)