Monday, October 31, 2011

CCLXI - Nightfall

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Nightfall
Halloween 2011

The Atheist and the Satanist
Were standing toe to toe.
‘Twas the hallowed evening
When the devils do their show;
One there couldn’t grasp it,
The other wouldn’t let it go.

Said the Satanist to the Atheist
“I can scare you from your shoes;
I can bring forth all the nasties
With blood and gore and ooze;
I can pile them up in front of you,
If you even flinch, you lose.”

The Atheist sighed and looked most sad
“I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:
There is no need for your deathly lot
To ride screaming through the glen:
There’s a surplus of evil in this world,
Already in the mind of men.

But all that being said and done,
I don’t mind the ghoulish rally.
It’s amusing on a quiet night
When there’s not a lot on telly
And, just between the two of us,
I have a passion for green jelly."

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© 2011 J Cosmo Newbery
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15 comments:

  1. Wow, to say that was clever is an understatement.

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  2. The atheist ain't lyin'
    and the satanist will keep tryin'.

    (nice new banner, JC)

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  3. Lively writing. Nice to meet you jamming with the Jam..

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  4. Ha! Wonderfully mischievous!

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  5. Very clever indeed dear J Cosmo!
    xoxoxo ♡

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  6. Love the rhythm and pace in this one.

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  7. As a fan of rhyming verse, I found this a terrific piece. You told the story, worked the rhyme scheme and kept it all together. Bravo. Vb

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  8. As a fan of rhyming verse, I found this a terrific piece. You told the story, worked the rhyme scheme and kept it all together. Bravo. Vb

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  9. So true - and all in great verse too!

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  10. What a great poem. You write so well.

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