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Light On the Devil's Chord - 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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 2/24/2019 12:58:00 PM
Hello Laura ,I must say that this poem is so very different. An enjoyable read. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 5/22/2018 12:10:00 PM
"I felt pride at last." Very bold. I like it. -Cary
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 5/22/2018 1:06:00 PM
Thanks for looking back at this one, Cary. This was the poem that started the series I've been working on. <3 ~Laura
Date: 1/14/2018 1:00:00 PM
This is different, typically I don't like 'dark' writes, but I love your sincerity; in this way you have brought God's light into the fold. I have to fave this, very worthy of being on the all time list of best poems:-)
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 1/16/2018 7:07:00 PM
Thanks, Keith, for taking the time to read this one. You are very kind! <3~Laura
Date: 11/7/2017 2:56:00 AM
O the fruit was shared, but the male got needy, he stole it all, well he thought he had, for he had missed a bit. intelligence, perhaps that's why to this day he is still greedy. Not to detract from your awesome poem, I just had to add my bit, not steal your glory, I'm not that man!
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 11/7/2017 9:24:00 PM
Lol Mick, I love it! Thanks for reading back on this piece. It's been on my mind as of late. How flawed us humans are -we all are learning on this journey of life. Mick, thank you for your kindness. <3 Always, Laura
Date: 8/11/2017 7:23:00 AM
Hello Laura, Sorry I missed this one from as posted in the past. A very powerful and captivating Ode to the "Fallen Angel of Light." Very well-conceived and masterfully articulated. Very interesting imagery too. A FAVE!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 12/3/2016 5:30:00 AM
I am also exploring spiritualy somehow I was a bit squirmish,but you and this poem makes me feel brave to explore more. excellent read~phatt
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/4/2016 2:20:00 AM
Thanks Matt! That's really kind of you. Spiritual exploration, huh? Well, happy exploring my friend! <3~Laura
Date: 12/1/2016 8:53:00 PM
Wow. That poem is captivating. I was looking for a good ode today, you blew the rest out of the ballpark.
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 12/4/2016 2:19:00 AM
Thank you for reading this one, TY! <3 Glad you enjoyed ~Laura
Date: 2/4/2016 12:51:00 PM
I am in utter awe and adoration of this
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 2/6/2016 1:56:00 AM
Thank you!!!:}~Laura
Date: 11/20/2015 9:47:00 PM
Ah I knew I would come back. At first Lucifier terrified me. He seemed so strong. But I found as I wrote that collected freinds against Lucifier. The more poets I new the weaker he became until one day he was like piss in the shower. If you know what i mean. You have defeaed him by peeing in the shower@! ~Kilmwer~
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 11/22/2015 5:06:00 PM
I love this comment, Kilmer. : ) ~Laura
Date: 9/27/2015 7:52:00 PM
One thing, my friend. I struggle with "How can I possibly be higher than you?" Man was created superior to angels and demons! Whatever deceptive belief we still have, it's a carryover from misinformation. We have the weapon and the armor, we just don't use it at times in our moments of weakness. I look forward to that time when I can say I myself am strong enough all the time... Enjoyed this read and the way it made me involved. :-) hugs!"
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/27/2015 8:13:00 PM
Completely understood, Kim. Thank you for your honest input. Always, Laura
Date: 9/27/2015 7:42:00 PM
Poking into your closet, I found this, my friend. I have an inordinate aversion to dark writes, hehe. Since I started reading you though, that has slowly changed, only because I believe in the final analysis, we have the same perspective. Powerful metaphors for one's enslavement by sin. Who among us have never been anyway? It's hypocritical not to admit it. You went beyond by immortalizing it, the struggle and resulting triumph!
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 9/27/2015 7:44:00 PM
Thank you, Kim, for visiting this poem. It means a lot! ~Laura
Date: 7/26/2015 6:53:00 PM
Wow, what a great write :)
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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 7/27/2015 3:54:00 PM
Hey, thanks so much!! I really appreciate you going back and reading this particular poem. You are very sweet. : ) ~Laura
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
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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
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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
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Date: 7/22/2013 3:35:00 PM
Super good - 'Painstakingly glorious' - blossom blossom blossom - J.A.B. %
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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. %
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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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Laura Breidenthal
Date: 7/22/2013 5:32:00 PM
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
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.
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