Meet the devil at a crossroads

A little box contains my heart,
I bury it amongst the long dead grass,
Hurried movements, this isn’t art
I fell silly, nervous, I feel like an arse.

Legend says, to sell your soul,
Meet the devil at a crossroads.
Make the pledge to be damned in hell,
To have what you want, your soul you must sell.

Silence meets me as the sun sets,
Standing, waiting, under a dry red gum,
Heart pounding, nerves like a child gets,
A night standing in darkness, this should be fun.

Legend says, to sell your soul,
Meet the devil at a crossroads.
Make the pledge to be damned in hell,
To have what you want, your soul you must sell.

Bats flutter on overhead,
Sounds in the undergrowth make me wince,
Sudden voices from behind, courage fled,
“So here you are, it took you ages.”

Legend says, to sell your soul,
Meet the devil at a crossroads.
Make the pledge to be damned in hell,
To have what you want, your soul you must sell.

A bargain agreed to is a bargain made,
Seven years to the day,
To be given my desires that devil woman gave,
I’m sure all regrets will be last my last thoughts made.

Legend says, to sell your soul,
Meet the devil at a crossroads.
Make the pledge to be damned in hell,
To have what you want, your soul you must sell.

© Strawberries 2010

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I’m a fruit cake. a dark, professional one. be scared. or enthralled. either way enjoy

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Comments

  • Misunderstood24
    Misunderstood24about 5 years ago

    wow…
    powerful work
    well done, well written.
    so much emotion and power
    instant favorite!

  • why thankyou my friend =)

    – strawberries

  • bearwings
    bearwingsabout 5 years ago

    and can we take a while to think it over, nice write

  • thanks

    – strawberries

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 5 years ago

    And the deal was struck. Excellent poem. It is a song and I love it.

  • indeed, but was it all worth it? that is the big question
    thankyou Helen, im glad you like this
    xoxoxo

    – strawberries

  • jammingene
    jammingeneabout 5 years ago

    I love your writings Strawberries. Another classic!!! As ACDC would say"have a drink on me"..lol. great job.
    your buddy, Gene

  • lol thanks gene, maybe i should get them all published in a book…
    =)

    – strawberries

  • jammingene
    jammingeneabout 5 years ago

    I would buy it.

  • hmmm shall now investigate futher lol

    – strawberries

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 5 years ago

  • wow thankyou
    xoxox

    – strawberries

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarabout 5 years ago

  • Thankyou Ushna!!!
    xoxox

    – strawberries

  • Kirstine Dieckmann
    Kirstine Dieck...about 5 years ago

    I sold my soul once, for a book, then someone bought it and gave it back to me. Haha.
    I love this poem. The chorus-thing worked really well! it’s not often you see that.
    I liked it. Amazing words and very well put together.

  • why thankyou my friend, im so glad you liked this
    xoxox

    – strawberries

  • gobucki
    gobuckiabout 5 years ago

  • thankyou!!!!!!
    =)

    – strawberries

  • boswell20
    boswell20about 5 years ago

    You are a powerful writer!…this piece was compelling and captivating..amazing write my friend! :)

  • many thanks my lovely friend
    xoxox

    – strawberries

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