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The Parlor Of Prometheus - Part Two -

I kept up with the questions as Lucifer stared into a vacancy
which the echo of a star explosion could disappear into,
but I constantly felt Him paying attention to me despite the hallway of History,
do you really buy souls,
as though I failed at something He said, " No, not at all,
I tempt souls to continue returning to my home;
I provide an oasis for those grown melancholic with endless peace & pleasure,"
what do you mean, " I give adventure to the ambitious,
I create chance for those despairing,
I sautee love for the starving lost,"
so you're a steward of sorts,
" Lets say I'm an undying inspiration,"

the Devil asked me, " What is it that you do for a living?",
I said, " I'm a cook", 
" Ah " He said, " You're a chef;
my favorite type of food is Italian, so balanced.
Are you happy with your job?"
" I live by the understabding that our jobs do not define who we are,
we just determine the results of our jobs."

Satan responded, " My job is to keep souls coming back,
to maintain a tastey and affordable resturaunt. According to your terms then,
that responsibility doesn't determine who I am though."
" So who are you then?"
" I am living truth,
I'm magic in a volatile existence."
He asked again, " Are you happy,"
" Yes",
"Why " He said,
" Because I like who I am."
with a mellow confidence Lucifer replied,
" I am happy for the same reason, I like who I am."
We took breaths,
a nice attribute of Satan is that He is not tempermental,
it seemed as though nothing I asked would anger the man,
His presence has the gentle but massive power of a glacier,
" Your critics claim that you use people, or possess them,
is this true?"
" I motivate others so that they use their abilities for the most sensational ends,
I helped Julius Caeser become Imperator,
but I can't take full control over a person's spirit,
however I am capable of entering a mortal's mind
and influencing behavior,
I can be a music that delivers a certain rythem to the heart."
before I could forget I had asked what He was doing during
the rise of the Roman Empire,
" What wasn't I doing back then.
Around that era I invested a ton of energy in North America 
fomenting war between two major Indian tribes,
one of which became the Iriqoui & the other simply disintegrated into many;
I was attempting to expedite that regions war instrument technologies,
came away with the long bow but not much more. "


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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Is there a difference between satan and lucifer? My experience is that the persona of each are charming, beguiling manipulators...just as this piece of literary genius describes ..

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/26/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Some would definitely say yes, there is a difference Karen - Lucifer is an Angel, Satan, perhaps only an energy that pervades our exitence - I am elated by your kindness my friend - from one genius to another - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:21:00 AM
    Wow...I'm returning back to these masterpieces.... Satan seems so relatable. Aye Yai Yai..good stuff... Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 6/20/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes Laura, Satan's strangeness can be very insightful & giving - I realize that the style of this composition is a bit atypical for 'Poetry', however, aside from rhyme negation all of the fantastic hallmarks of beautiful literature/poetry are encompassed herein, thank Deity - J.A.B. %