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Lucifer's Laments

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Lucifer's Laments

"Lucifer's Laments" By M. Taha Effendi (Dramatic Monologue) Do You not see, Almighty God, How Your order man defied? So base, so vile, so gravely flawed, Yet so consumed by pride! He broke all sacred codes though warned, He dared to pay no heed, He mocked Your words, Your gifts he scorned, He breached what You decreed, Beyond the holy saint's facade, There hides a worthless cheat, A savage beast, a thief, a fraud, The master of deceit, Too weak to tame his lust and greed, To feel remorse, too vain, Power, wealth his only creed, And Your worship he disdains, He quenched his thirst with blood he spilled, In countless wars he waged, Centuries wore on. Millions killed, Civilizations laid to waste, But he prides this life of sin and crime, As he leads himself astray! His humanity lost in his race with time, And by the error of his way, Why then My Lord was I expelled? Was mine a darker sin? I am the angel that rebelled, But is not man my evil twin? To salve his conscience, me he blames, When he himself is full of vice, While in his heart surely he shames, To have staged his own demise, It is a myth his vice I feed, He writes himself his fate, Man: A far more disgusting breed, Not merely my incarnate! (Finalist - International Poetry Soup Contest 2011)

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 6:20:00 PM
    So good to read this again. That last verse probably has a lot more truth in it than when you wrote this. Every day I wake up and find there are new catastrophes to ponder. Hope all is well with you Taha, you being on the other side of the world is amazing to me as I write this! Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 8:27:00 PM
    I'm finding what you say in the last two lines is so true. It hurts to know of all that man is doing to his brother and we are all brothers and sisters. - So good to find your name on my page Taha, always feel special when you visit with your sweet comments. Thanks! :)

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 8:37:00 AM
    I never tire of reading great poetry and this certainly rate high. The wisdom in the story compels one to think and absorb these stunning truths.

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 10:49:00 PM
    very intriguing..... enjoyed stopping by tooo read your poem~;-) always,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/5/2011 11:19:00 PM
    You speak the truth, Taha. And you've spoken well enough to leave a lasting impact on the reader. Keep it up

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 11:17:00 AM
    Deep dark truths that every one should be aware of. The 7th verse starts into a realm to consider as we humans willingly make a pact with the evil one. Superb thinking and verse!

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 5:58:00 PM
    I will have to go back and see how far this gem made it in the International Poetry Contest. It is a super powerful monologue...dramatic to say the least...this is what great poetry is made of...teaching all sides of an issue as in a poetic debate! Best to you...I still say Get thee behind me Satan...all the time! :) Hugs to U and your amazing work, Gwendolen

    Effendi Avatar Mohammad Taha Effendi
    Date: 10/6/2011 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind words. I stand indebted to you.
  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Taha. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

    Effendi Avatar Mohammad Taha Effendi
    Date: 9/13/2011 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I cannot thank you enough for the support you have given me since I joined this beautiful world of poetry soup. Thank you so much for being there. Love, Taha
  1. Date: 8/2/2011 2:44:00 PM
    Dear Taha, I congratulate you on your poem winning the semi final in the contest. It is a well deserved win, indeed. I wish you success in the finals. -Mohammad Yamin

    Effendi Avatar Mohammad Taha Effendi
    Date: 9/13/2011 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for inspiring me into writing poetry. I owe so much to you uncle.
  1. Date: 12/25/2010 2:57:00 AM
    Wonderful <3<3 :D !!

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 8:31:00 AM
    great write, very imaginative, I really enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 10/29/2010 1:26:00 PM
    Hi Taha. What a great idea. Most of us are afraid to walk in the devil's shoes. I might be wrong but to me this conveys the fact that without evil we could not have good. Great write. Thanks, Eamon

  1. Date: 10/27/2010 8:51:00 PM
    good read good job well done

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 10:34:00 AM
    Wow I love it. He has a lot to answer for. I really enjoyed this poem

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 1:47:00 AM
    You've put to words exactly how evil this world is! I look forward to the time when God will take over! (Revelation21:3,4)

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 12:01:00 PM
    very intresting its a big subject that you have tackled here,however well done! oh, and thank you for your intrest in my write.

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 10:43:00 AM
    Wow, this is fantastic. To my favorite poems it goes!

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 8:55:00 AM
    What a lucid and truthful findings you have molded here in the form of this beautiful Poem. The facts revealed by you are the basic issues accepted and not obeyed by those who believe that they are the money Gods of this materialistic world, but forget that death is not going to impart them forever. Alas! If all human can understand it. Great write my friend and many thanks for your kind comments. Love and best wishes...Ravindra.....Taha Effendi

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 1:09:00 PM
    eloquent!

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 1:00:00 AM
    Thanks for appreciating my poetry Linda. Thanks

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