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Who's Coming to Dinner

The road to Hell is definitely paved,
And it becomes harder and harder just to be saved
Everyone starts with something small
No one starts with the big and deep fall
A little questioning of what is right
Doing little wrongs is out of sight
That’s how you invite the spirit of pride
To come inside and sit by your side
But that is just a start, my friend
These Demons ride you until the end
Pride whispers to try something new
Cause nothing could ever happen to you
This little lie opens the way up wide
To let a litany of demons inside
It’s a short step to trying out drugs
That’ll hold you at night with deep warm hugs
Two others that are first on the path
Is the demon known as wrath
And the second that is a must
Is everyone’s favorite the demon of lust
With these four at your crowded table
Things become a lot less stable
It may take only two years or ten
But sooner or later something serious begins
Because at this table there’s always more room
For this host of demons to put you in your tomb
Next in their plan is to isolate you
Get you away from family and friends too
Before long the spirits of drugs lust or wrath
Will get you to hurt a loved one in your path
This just serves to separate you more
Soon you’re friendless, jobless and poor
Then comes the master with the inescapable snare
The blackest of the black, the demon of despair
She comes in and winks at you with a smile
And you can’t think of anyone else for a while
Before you know it your miles deeper
You don’t notice the next is a sleeper
Piercings in your face and cutting off your hair
The spirit of self-destruction had always been there
But now he’s going to turn up the heat
And you’ll turn to each demon you meet
You cling to each of them in turn
Trying to keep yourself out of an urn
For now you realize and understand
That suicide has always been their plan
And you finally see why they came to this party
On the table you’re the meal that’s hearty
Nobody starts out wanting to be a sinner
Nobody expects who’s coming to dinner.
Sinn © 2009

Who's Coming to Dinner

v Sinn v

Joined June 2009

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Artist's Description

I thought about this image for months, a poetic description of a dinner party, like a twisted and sadistic version of “This is your life!”

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