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Devils Deadly Dime

Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I found.
Its all mine, I asked for the devils hand that time.
Echoes in my head, bounded by a screaming sound.
Paying for a forgotten crime,
on what comes around goes around.

A prison with greed that carries an evil musical chime.
Jumping off the merry-go-round!
Encouraged by the devil,
 the pleasure of his deadly nursery rhyme. 
Now the world is measured by my blood level.

The devils delight feasted on my youth before I hit my prime.
Bashing my mind, with thoughts implanted by evil.
Entering the day with no beauty to my sublime.
Begging him to remove this anvil!

He laughed while he cursed me with a favor for a favor.
A fallout so violently in this world not civil.
One can only lust on the taste that only he can savor.
Hanging out  by the swings wounding me with prey,
on two victims to his delicious flavor.
I climb my way to teach a lesson in hate not love.
Two siblings who always scream for each other.
Giggling as I offered each a push and a shove.
Stopping they give each other a big hug.
Defeating and proving love is a stronger disease
The devil wicked eyes looking  at me like a bug.
Clawing at my inner guts with remorse that he will win this war.
Until another day one skips the penny, 
and begs a poor fool like the devil for his dime.
Tossing heads for his tail when times hits rock bottom.
I will stray away from his deadly reaction time.
He will not own my soul so freak'em,
and his greedy deadly beg of a dime.


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  1. Date: 9/9/2014 5:37:00 AM
    another great piece for my list.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:33:00 PM
    Linda This is creative and interesting. The reader is captivated from beginning to end. The imagery allows us to really be there with you and the devil in this story poem. Nice job Thanks for the win congrats on my Wings of Love poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 10:37:00 PM
    Hey PD, Loved your words, your lines, your verse. Gave you a big Kudos at the end of my winner's blog. You continue to dazzle and always always stay true to your voice and style, as you have done here. Contest, schwontest. Art's art. Hugs to you, Cyndi

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:34:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your win in Rhonda and Cyndi's "Penny Pantoums" contest P. D.... Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 11:26:00 PM
    Congrats on your win with this wonderful write!

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 4:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 12:18:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem very much PD.Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Wow!!! i've missed this one before my dear PD!!! It'sindeed another EXCELLENT POEM OF YOURS AND TREMENDOUSLY FASCINATING one to read . It's a poem with lesson to learn and a story with a beautiful ending!!! MY HUGE HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN MY DEAREST FRIEND! HAVE A NICE AND GRACE-FILLED TIME/DAY ALWAYS!love & hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 1:43:00 AM
    You are a little devil xx

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 1:27:00 PM
    You sure know how to capture a readers full attention (turns me ~continue~) excelent writing my dear luv Michael

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 8:44:00 PM
    Catching up is good. I get to read all these poems I missed out on and this one is fantastic (Sorry about Coyote I didn't know how to finish it but there you go enjoy )

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 10:36:00 AM
    Very nice enjoyed it,

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 8:57:00 PM
    Saying hello on this bitter wintry day in N.J.. my fingers are so cold they can hardly type but reading is no problemo for your poetry P.D. my BFF and had to come back for one more treat of this one...luv.. enjoyed always your BFF...luv..

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 5:32:00 PM
    that's what i love to read and recite as i disappear into that cold black night

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 12:51:00 PM
    great writing

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 12:31:00 PM
    i enjoyed this dark and creative write with a shining light ending. .great .p.d,hope you are fine pdd

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 12:19:00 PM
    truly a deep and dark piece that you have written here,,though poetically beautiful,,,Thank You for all the comments that you have left after visiting my wrods,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 10:16:00 AM
    sorry about not adding the word WORST hon I was in Egypt worries love ya home emails!

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 9:28:00 AM
    P. D., you have done it again! What wonderfully diverse images are brought about in your lines. Each gives us several ways to go in our own thoughts and experiences, and that last line...greedy beg of a dime is just a terrific sense of the cost of a man's lifetime. How he has spent it, or will spend it in the future. Hats off to you on this one and goes to my favs. Dan C

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 6:16:00 AM
    i can picture the real life scenes in your life. and read behind the lines. but the way you did then were magnificant!!! there is no denighing that you have got the gift. and are on a level that i would very much like to reach in my poetic life. i'll have to study you more. John Henry Loving III