Patronizing Child / Fallen Angel

Patronizing Child …

Patronizing Child

Always wonder if God even talks to the devil. How would the conversation go? What are the devil’s feelings of God? A small sample….

Patronizing Child/Fallen Angel


…Of course, I am a ship in torrent wind

My frame skimming into the water’s brim

Fair enough my Pilot left me in the dark

No guiding light for hope, no starry spark


The lighthouse flame passed, a pious ghost

The wheelsman enslaved to guide this sinking boat

We soon, will cast my bark as a nighttime wreck,

In reflection, my pathway given was indirect.


How could You expect us to follow blindly,

As lightning cracked and sparks flew, You bind me;

Or so I thought, but my mast unscathed, the skyways clear.

I despise these tricks, these games, You make me sear.


You told me once, I had to earn my many wings

What You didn’t say was, I’d have to give up everything.




…to son…


An homage paid in pittance is an homage lost

And you will keep paying, whatever that will cost

This silence is by choice, for we have nothing to say

Reminisce now, for tomorrow is still yet today


Your ship will wreck when I say it will wreck

You should see it coming every time from the deck

If you are the jaws of the savage lion,

Then I am the master of the jaws which you lie on


What is done is not by your pugnacious hand

I will judge if your jaws will close on demand

What are you but the mist I’ve cast off as sweat

The dark side of Me I will unwilling to vet.


you will ask permission next time you choose to play

you may tempt and harm but only if I say.


…but I know then as I do now, you will not listen


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Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

7 thoughts on “Patronizing Child / Fallen Angel

  • February 7, 2023 at 8:25 AM

    “You will not listen.” That is the key to follow the right path, is it not? One must listen and carry the truth within one’s heart. The child’s excuses does not alleviate the errors made by him. Great work, Paul, in this amazing conversation. I enjoyed reading it. Well done.

    • February 7, 2023 at 12:11 PM

      It definitely is. The child/devil throwing a tantrum because he thinks he is better does not alleviate him of anything. I appreciate your comments as always Phyllis, thank you.

  • February 7, 2023 at 4:28 PM

    Paul, this is not only great work as Phyllis said, but also an amazing conversation. I enjoyed this very much.

    • February 8, 2023 at 5:22 PM

      Hey Kurt thanks so much for your kind words. Good to hear from you

    • February 12, 2023 at 2:02 PM

      Thanks Jamie I have another one in the mix going to try and finish it early this week. It’s just so intriguing the relationship/non-relationship between God and the devil.

  • February 13, 2023 at 1:48 AM

    Well done on this poem Paul…a writing style you portray here I honestly thought dwelled only in a bygone era bereft for which time had forgotten, but I was wrong.


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