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Saints and Demons on Halloween

On the eve of All Saints Day known as Halloween
We've a night where nothing is ever as it seems
Abraham, Martin and John hosted a grand ball
In heaven’s huge castle, a white marble town hall
Dancing and singing just like every other day
One old soul grew weary of celebrating this way
She found nothing special in the harps and trumpets
A more exciting venue she had come to covet
St. Peter partied, his gate was unattended
So to a room below the bored soul descended
A place where heavy metal was all the rave
Deadheads converged to stomp violently on graves
She was tempted to join in their revelry
As demons eyed her with curious envy
One grabbed her halo, howled when it burned his hands
Others confronted her with obscene demands
Only then did she recall escaping this place
When God sacrificed his son, mortal sin to erase
Although hands of the wicked tried to hold her down
She struggled, pushed forward and made her way uptown
Fearfully she cried while knocking on heaven’s gate
St. Peter found her in this emotional state:
“Why didn’t you learn to resist temptation,
During your tenuous Earthly incarnation?”
At a loss for an answer, she pled for mercy
And Peter felt inclined to deem her unworthy
But the Master heard her prayers, granted a reprieve
He blessed her and uttered, “Welcome home again, Eve.”
Her departure from Eden seemed so long ago
And now most certainly one thing she did know

She should have stuck with Adam when he first said, “No”
Instead of bobbing for apples with the demons below

* For Tony Brooks' “Halloween Hustle” contest

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  1. Date: 11/6/2010 9:13:00 PM
    nothing but wonderful once again

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 12:11:00 PM
    this was a fun one to read, i love the holiday of all Hallows eve. great creative write. --madison

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 4:42:00 PM
    What a wonderful write, Carolyn! It's just the kind of fun poem we can expect from a master of the art like you. Great contribution to the contest and good luck! Dan C

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 11:14:00 AM
    Good luck on the contest, it is a huge mixing stir of emotion and story, love the ending line.

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 10:52:00 AM
    And I didn't realize this old lady was Eve until you told me. Great work and if it is for a contest it is a winner. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 9:55:00 AM
    lol. Awesome write, Carolyn! Everything about this poem is wonderful. I love it!

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 9:13:00 AM
    Great work!! I love it!

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 8:07:00 AM
    Great one, Carolyn! I enjoyed reading this one very much. Very entertaining and easy to read. Great rhyme and meter. I still have the burn marks on my hand from the halo --- ;-) --- Joe

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 4:03:00 AM
    excellent peace here again my friend thank you duncan

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 5:42:00 PM
    So clever are you Carolyn. I love this story, of Eve and her big error in judgement....(and now it's judgement day!!)

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 4:27:00 PM
    Cool poem Carolyn! That bobbing for apples with demons wit get one in trouble every time! I'll hang with you on that Angel's sibling status, everytime! Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 11:22:00 AM
    Brilliant! An original take on this "Halloween Hustle"...I love the ending couplet! My best wishes on the Contest, Carolyn. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 9:20:00 AM
    A very unique approach with all the beauty and coolness of a great poem. You have conveyed a very strong message too in this lovely write my friend. Greed always leads towards such ends as sketched by you. Wonderful write. My best wishes for your entry in the contest. I have placed a new Poem 'Mysteries of Human Hairs'. Hope you would enjoy it. Love and best wishes...Ravindra....Carolyn Devonshire

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 8:51:00 AM
    Yeah, this is a very cool entry for Tony's contest....your ending couplet is super strong, tying the whole poem together~Chris

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 8:45:00 PM
    Hey, this is pretty interesting and quite unique, CArolyn. Bobbing for apples with demons below. What a line! I enjoyed this one. Good luck in the contest. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 4:21:00 AM
    Interesting write..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 11:10:00 AM
    Ooh Carolyn why do I feel this one needs to go on. I got lost in it and that's good, wishing you all the best for the contest. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday as well ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 9:50:00 PM
    love reading your poems, always want them to carry on and on and on. good luck in contest. Harry

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 2:35:00 PM
    Great Couplet!!!! the words tell a story that you don't want to end....Thank you for following my dreams, I wonder if you know how much cmments like that one about "Set to Sea" inspire me to write bette.. thank you for Michael

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 2:18:00 PM
    This girl who found nothing special in the harps and the trumpets turned into a strumpet. I was pulling for her all the way to get past the pearly gates. Good luck in the contest. Love, Dave