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The Devil I Be

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The Devil I Be

In a perfect world
I would not exist as me,
In a perfect world
I would be kind and loving,
You that invented my name.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   

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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 11:08:00 PM
    Forget the world, my brother. No one is better than the next...none of us is perfect....whether I steal a penny or someone else, a million $, we are thieves. Love and hugs to you, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:26:00 PM
    Of the three, this was my favorite. I remember it from the other day!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 6:28:00 AM
    I am sure harry that you are kind and loving in this imperfect world, I would never doubt it....I was taught as a kid I held hands with the devil as i am left handed so step forth and take my hand and lets see what pops up lol xx

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:03:00 AM
    by the way, i have not seen you lately and all of a sudden I noticed your poem was right at the bottom of the list before scrolling off. So glad I caught it!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 1:02:00 AM
    deep, Harry. Very deep!!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 11:45:00 PM
    "Be careful of what you wish for. If you continue invoking my name, calling upon me to be of wickedness, then so shall I arrive amongst you."

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner
    Date: 3/17/2013 10:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ach nuuu, 'arry 'orsman! You have a greater knowledge to impart with me, about things I do not know about, so we can share as equals. Hey, I am an eternal child of sorts, green behind the soul like a Pan. *wink* :)
    horsman Avatar harry horsman
    Date: 3/17/2013 3:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i bow my liege to your greater knowledge and obey
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 11:42:00 PM
    Hullo, Harry. You must be busy(or.... 'something'!?). This tanka might have deeper philosophical implications than some people realize. Strong thoughts here. I have been pondering on this in my own way, for years now. We humans project a lot upon archetypes and meta-consciousness. All of the original ancient molds of Gods, Devils and Titans, were an early Humanist-Sociological-Philosophical reflection of our own possible emotions, thoughts, traits and actions....all of the possible interactions within a family.

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Devil's door is open for you my friend! - Good written! - Have a nice and relaxed weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:25:00 PM
    Harry; This is nice, but I can not see you as the Devil. Just be you and that is alright with me. Many blessings. Lucilla