Eloquent the dialogue,
the rendered words of balanced twain:
one the smile of trust indulged,
the other from the demon’s lips absolved
of all the sway and mesmeric gain,
in seeking to disarm.
Harsh words or revealed intentions
could break this spell, yet he is
what he is, gutter smart in attention,
and intuitive in the swell of his purpose,
and that is his control,
his darkened damning soul.
I watch him duck and weave,
I see his mind in elusive speed
redact and parry in perfectly timed precision,
and wonder how this forsaken soul
can be so gifted in revision of his fleet-footed guile,
so adaptable, always ahead by a mile.
A hand upon the shoulder,
a warm and caring reminder of his support,
yet underneath bequeathed to him the devils own,
his path of sin to bring you to the fold,
and mold you in his image,
enlist your waning soul.
Yet in the turning I see a subtle nuance,
a thought absconded from the whole,
from where this demon comes
is not straight forward,
so I delve inward, in search for more,
the real devil please step forward.
And as I watch him beguile his way,
with painted lies and compromise,
I see but a reflection of the soul he pursues,
and that is my final clue, that devil is with you,
it comes from within, innate in sin,
and wants nothing more but let loose.
Here was I seeking other plains,
blaming demons from fiery depths,
when all along it sits deep within us,
awaiting opportunity to rise,
to compromise our lives with sin,
find expression and be tainted by our very core.
I see now, we are consciousness,
thoughts amass and create,
advise and mediate our world,
what we see and do not, our own choices,
and sin like purity is tainted by imperfection,
each one rivaling to stay, each one at play.
We may hold onto to morality,
choose one state above another,
but we cannot deny the demon within,
it lives as does love, in potential,
and blame anything other than ourselves, pointless,
for here in our core, in our heart is the beginning and end.
What we choose in the middle
is simply ours to defend,
and recognition a step forward in clarity and choice,
when we know who we are, in darkness and light,
yet choose a life that fits within our soul,
that makes us whole, in the light of truth.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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