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Address to the Devil

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Address to the Devil

Auld Clootie of corruption fame,
how smooth your fork-ed hiss,
deceiving hearts and tickling ears
with your sweet, seductive kiss.

Oh, master of enticement
how fragrant is your breath,
while whispering temptation,
condemning souls to death. 

And in this wicked world we're 
bound by your irreverent reign
'til heaven strikes a fatal blow
to your unhallowed name.








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  1. Date: 1/17/2013 7:47:00 AM
    I love this, you have certainly put the Devil in the details.

  1. Date: 10/9/2010 6:41:00 AM
    i'm impressed. all great poets have a perspective of where they are in the universe. and you protray this well. John H. Loving III

  1. Date: 9/30/2010 7:04:00 PM
    hey, I have missed some new and great poems from you. Hope we can keep up with each other becuase you seem like a poet I will enjoy reading a lot more of! Luv, Andrea ps. I never gave the birdie finger to anyone in my life except to that damn woman who nearly killed me on the road!

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 9:24:00 PM
    Very good Thvia. Good luck in contest. Thank you for your comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 4:31:00 PM
    Excellent Thvia .. good luck in the contest... a masterpiece write my friend... my entry is "Trinity" .. enjoy luv..

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 9:42:00 AM
    Wow you sure picked the most evil. Good luck in the contest. I think this is a winning write. Thank you for dropping by and commenting on my poem. Have a great day. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 8:05:00 AM
    Wow, so much impact in your write Thvia, just love your last stanza, all the best for the contest :) Wilma

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 7:38:00 AM
    Oh wow, Thvia-- you sure got a winner with this gripping poem-- definitely a unique take on the challenge! Enjoyed reading it -- and super thanks for all your comments-- have to agree with Chris, lol here's another addict telling you--you be careful not to get too hooked here ;) & you should definitely write more writes in Scots (is that how you call it? sorry I'm not familiar) I sure enjoyed it and so do others ^_^ enjoy your day :)

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 7:19:00 AM
    great write! much imagination in this right!!

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 12:17:00 AM
    Thivia, best wishes towards the contest! I most enjoyed reading your poem about 'Auld Clootie.' I am happy to see that poor Lucifer wasn't mislabelled in this poem, and the Devil was given his due. Just kidding :D I noticed that you are really on a comment spree....just be careful, because it can become very addicting! My name is Chris, and I am a comment-addict. First step is non-denial! :D~Chris

  1. Date: 9/11/2010 7:26:00 PM
    wow, this was an awesome read, enjoyed this one tonight..P.D.

  1. Date: 9/11/2010 6:52:00 PM
    My mouth is hanging open here in total awe...this was a remarkable piece...I wish you could hear my applause for I am sure I have just read a winner! Thank you for your kind comments on so many of my poetic efforts...much appreciated and so encouraging, in poetry, Dory