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shook hands with the devil

I shook hands with the devil
He spoke to me
I’ve been sworn to be a rebel
He told me to fight 
For my rights
As a citizen
Don’t take crap from anyone
Live your life
And make it fun
Be a rebel son
I shook hands with god
It was rather odd
He told me
Don’t be a rebel and listen to the devil
He wants to hurt you
No matter what you do
Listen to me
Climb to the peak of the tree
You can reach for the stars 
Or even mars
If you listen to me
And climb that tree
Don’t be afraid
Your future had been laid
Out on a light
Your future looks bright
Just keep your head up high
Until you die

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  1. Date: 10/9/2009 2:55:00 AM
    Steve, congrats on being featured this week...Raul

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 8:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured write! Milt

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 2:30:00 AM
    Dear Steve, Congratulations on this well deserved feature of the week. Thank you for sharing. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 10/6/2009 7:30:00 AM
    nicley penned, congrats on the featured poem!! keep sharing

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 11:59:00 AM
    Interesting perspective in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured this week. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 11:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your feature poem this week >> James

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 8:55:00 AM
    very nice prosy poem... so tell me, who did you obey in the end?

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 7:30:00 AM
    Congratulations, Steve, on this featured piece! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 3:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Steve. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 3:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured. A. W. Nutter

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 9:23:00 AM
    Sometimes it's necessary to be a rebel. Being stubborn and sometimes a rebel is a prerequisite for success. With God, you'll know when it is necessary. Hold your head up always! Vince

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 7:53:00 PM
    I like this write.. I agree we do all shake hands with them both at one point .. you've been given one life to live so live it the best way you know how and to the fullest... great write

  1. Date: 7/18/2009 7:45:00 PM
    Although I will always be a rebel just because I think we can change what we don't like, I'm going to "keep [my] head up high/Until [I]die. Very well penned. Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/14/2009 11:19:00 AM
    Spectacular write Steve. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2009 5:26:00 AM
    Wow, I love this poem.

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 8:21:00 PM
    Amen! You said it very well.... Karla

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 8:07:00 PM
    In your poem, it seems that both God and the devil have offered you some good advice, Steve. Very intriguing write. Welcome to Poetry Soup. You are going to find a great audience here. Reach out and people will reach back. I'm glad I did. Such a talent! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 1:55:00 PM
    I suppose we all shook hands with the devil at some stage, small or large. But live before we die, at least give it a try, we may like it - kool write Steve>>James

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 1:29:00 PM
    Hi Steve! and welcome to the soup! I like this creative conversation!! and thanks for your comments! jim