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Pan and Satan

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Pan and Satan

Pan and Satan.

One morning I was walking in my garden
When old Jupiter came up close to me.
And standing by his side stood fair Demeter
Who smiled at me so warm and tenderly.
She said “my son we’ve come to give our blessings
And we’ve a story we would like to tell.
Of how the great God Pan turned into Satan
And child I hope that you will listen well.

For Pan he was the god of natures beauty
And he wore no taint till Satan came along.
He’d play his pipes so gaily in the meadows
Though sometimes there was mischief in his song.

Then Satan said to pan “well I don’t give a damn
I’m going to steal your horns and make you me.
Then I’ll build a master plan and strike some fear in man
So always he will live in misery.
And that’s the way old Pan became young Satan
Yet still the old one dances deep within.
But if the two had never joined together
Then where would dwell the ugliness of sin.

1990

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:09:00 PM
    deep write this Peter super pen Shadow x smiles

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/14/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shadow...peter
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Dark and light interchanging but in the end, the purity of the child within prevails. This is awesome and well structured... greeat pen, peter ( pan)..:) huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/14/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Nette. Praise coming from you is always welcome...Peter
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:16:00 AM
    !!!! There is a logical mistake in there. Satan stole Pan's appearance. Right? Yes! Therefore Pan did not become Satan, but Satan imitated Pan. Consequently, if you see a Pan dancing on the street playing the flute, tell him to speak Greek to you. If he cannot do that, then he's Satan who was/is not a Greek invention or entity. Lol. Please, attend that detail. Adventurous poem. Thank you Dag. G.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/14/2013 4:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This poem is purely imaginary and based on two different symbols, played with. just making my own myth lol. Thanks for your comments, Giorgio...peter