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The devil and the mortal

The devil seeks my soul, But, you, oh mortal, seek my flesh. The devil hatches plans, to ensnare me, But oh mortal, I am a leisure to you. Night and day, the devil tempts me, Calls me to join him, Shows me the endless treasures beyond breath, Promises to free me of this mortal prison. The devil lures my soul to his den, He bewitches my sight, He seduces my choices, He offers me love. The devil sings me ballads, He kisses my forehead, He holds my hand. The devil walks by my side, He dances to my steps, He kisses my tears, He protects me. Oh mortal, I look toward you, If you are my saviour, If you are my shelter, If you are my shield. Oh mortal, I long for your love, If you are to hold me, If you are to lie by my side, If you are to hug me tight. Oh mortal, I desire your presence, If you could hear me, If you could speak to me, If you could converse with me. Oh mortal, I adore you, If you could return my feelings, If you could get old with me, If you could be buried next to me. The devil competes against you, oh mortal, He boasts of his strength, He shows off his beauty, He dares you to fight him. The devil will not rest until he has me, He is ready to swim the seas, He is ready to climb the icy peaks, He is ready to dive into the deepest waters. The devil entices me, He tells me of the yonder beyond, He tells me of his home, He tell me of his sincerity. But you, oh mortal, you have closed your eyes, You hear me no more, You cast me away, You choose your comforts. The devil pulls me, You mortal pushes me, The devil believes in eternal unification, You mortal chooses momentary bliss. Must I heed the devil’s promises, Must I heed your mortal hunger, Must I heed the devil’s perseverance, Must I heed your mortal timidity. I am lost, I seek for the way. Is it sin to love you, oh mortal? Is it sin to long for your love, oh mortal? My body shall return to dust, My soul shall wander. My desires shall fade, My hopes shall mourn. Because, the mortal you desires my flesh, You seek not for eternal unity. I am mortal like you, I am to depart one day. My mortal flesh offers human pleasures, My immortal soul offers eternal paradise. How different are my suitors, How different are my selves. The devil seeks my soul, He refuses to rest. You mortal desires my flesh, You refuse my soul. If I am to part with the devil, I gain nothing of you, For your flesh is not immortal, You believe not in uniting soul. I don’t seek the devil, the devil seeks me. I seek you, oh mortal, but you seek only my flesh. What is my flesh, it is to turn to dust, What is my fate, it is for my body to perish. Whilst my soul will continue beyond, What am I to do in netherworld without you? I do not desire the devil’s blissful offers, I do not desire our union to ever die. How do I tell you mortal of my soulful love, How do I convey to you of my purest emotions, How do I remind you of my clearest feelings, How do I share with you my eternal dreams. The devil seeks my soul, For he is my foe. He knows of all my desires, He sees of all my fears. He believes in me, He is patient for my responses. The devil seeks my soul, For he recognises my soul’s energy. The mortal you want my flesh, My flesh is a vessel for my soul, It is to become rust, It is to become feebly old. The mortal you see not my soul, Your mortal hungers have overpowered you, Is it sin for your soul to unite with my soul? Is it futile for your soul to eternally unite with my soul? If I give to your desires, What follows afterward? You will seek for another flesh? Oh, the never satiating human hunger! ‘tis sad, my soul is of no usage to you, ‘tis grieving of me. I cannot devote solely for to fleshy wants, I cannot risk my soul for fleshy hungers. My emotions are overflowing for you, My feelings cut though the wildest thorns for you. Alas! What do I get? Alas! When do I go? You are unforgiving stone, You smite straight through my heart. Sometimes, I wonder, If the devil’s words are to be my friend. He is my foe, yet my faithful foe, He dedicates his precious skills to trap me. I want to escape his clutches, I want to run away as far from him. I told him once, I do not owe him, I told him once, I do not desire his world. But you, oh mortal, make me regret, Where are you? Will you not fight the devil? Or have you seek for another flesh? That is very quick of you, That is so mortal of you. Your mortal desires, your fleshy hungers, They have blinded you, they have chained you. The devil seeks my soul, But, you, oh mortal, seek my flesh. The devil hatches plans, to ensnare me, But oh mortal, I am a leisure to you. I owe the devil nothing. I owe you, oh mortal, nothing. My soul is to emerge triumphant against the devil’s snares, My flesh is to bade adieu to your mortal lust.

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