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Dear Lucifer

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Dear Lucifer

I cannot compete with something as painstakingly glorious as you
Envy is but a humbling tumble down a steep, rocky hill
I am crushed in your fits of glory—your screaming for passion
My approaches are absolutely wrong
Therefore my communication is a weak, ransomed victim
Your poison arrow frog skin rubs against my exposed body
I happily accept my fate
For your beauty surpasses the ephemeral pain of the infectious reign
My erroneous, inevitable downfall
I hold you up—I feel the need to keep you tall!
Michael the Archangel did not insult you once, Lucifer
How then will I? 
How can I possibly be higher than you?-
Why would I want to?
I admire your freedom
I simply disregard your macrodomes of ever-worshiped flaw 
If I could allow myself, I would share in your glory
Only to add to it further
But as I am poisoned with the truth
I can only be your grounded pedestal
And though you flee from humility in its wake upon my brow
I realize everyday you are living for the grounded now
And I merely look to the unknown future
A place I dread where you unwillingly hold me up
Bonded in the ground with Death and Hades
You become my pedestal, and the worms my vineyard
My parasitic feet seer your glory
I am ever so sorry
I never wanted this renown

There was a time I do recall
When you overtook me in my sleep
I cried aloud in helpless acceptance
But soon I was forced in a croak of laughter
I felt your bitter poison
I felt pride at last
I thank you for it
I thank you for showing me

What I will never be

Dear Lucifer,
Provoke me no longer to praise your eternal existence
Generations of Evening take a hold of me now
And the fruit must be shared

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 12:32:00 PM
    I read somewhere that God created all did he not also create Lucifer an angel though fallen was once an angel elite...would it not be a flaw in Gods work then to have created something flawed, or is this Gods way in telling us that there is human in God and God in every human..... an enlightening piece Laura ....love it

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 12:20:00 PM
    You brought out the devil in me; and It’s time I let you go. You got what you wanted from me; and This time I know, That I deserve better than To have heartache attached to my sleeve. Yes, you brought out the devil in me. And it’s time that you leave. Favorite Line: "I realize everyday you are living for the grounded now" IMPULSIVE indulgence

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Wow! I am humbled. Incredible write. I cannot even begin to digest this now. I'll be back to read it again and again... Kilmer

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Laura, this is a provocatively enchanting poem. I believe that you wrote this from a Christian viewpoint, highlighting some of his flaws, some of the possible dangers....but you didn't showcase him as the scapegoat. And that's just it. We cannot simply absolve ourselves from the burden of accountability by putting all the blame upon his shoulders. This is my belief on the subject at least. I agree with Christine -- this is a brilliant poem! A brilliantly shining Lucem Ferre.

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 12:56:00 PM
    What an incredibly thought-provoking piece, Laura...I have read it several times -- brilliant!

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 3:35:00 PM
    Super good - 'Painstakingly glorious' - blossom blossom blossom - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 3:32:00 PM
    You have crafted a very very rich continuity of emotion, honesty and courage in this masterpiece of admiration and independence Laura - this soul work of yours is overwhelmingly spiritual - this is a real 'mission statement' my dear Poetess - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 9:29:00 AM
    An interesting write. In your fourteenth line, you are ending a sentence with a preposition. I have two suggestions to correct that flaw: How about adding either "surpass you?", or "transcend you?" after "to" in that line?

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    Date: 7/22/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The question, 'why would I want to?' follows after the other question on line 13, 'how can I possibly be higher than you?' -I meant to question, why would I want to be higher than you? -If that makes sense. Thank you though for the suggestion. I will consider it. ~Laura
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:59:00 AM
    The forces of nature are beautiful and destructive. I wonder of the last line is a reference to fruit from the tree of knowledge? We have a fascination with the dark side of these forces, and I suspect it is all part of us.