Devilish Charm…

We had an exchange, the devil and I
I needed shoes and he desired to dine
I served him my best dish, spaghetti and meatballs
with garlic bread, jalapenos and a bottle of fine french table wine

I really had no choice but to cook him dinner
you see, I really needed the shoes he offered me
my feet had no protection, they were burning on the pavement
and those shoes were cushioned with insouls
they were Nike hightops, white with bright purple laces

he ate my delicious dinner
but he didn’t leave the shoes
but when he saw my feet were burning on the pavement
from the intense heat and rays of the neverending sun
where I had no choice but to walk
he gave me the protection that I needed

he didn’t tell me there was a hole in one of them
he had given me Holy shoes
Holy shoes are better than no shoes
however, now my big tow had to burn

I didn’t poke holes in his meatballs
and I gave him lots of noodles and sauce
when he asked me for another glass of wine
I gave him the whole bottle
he liked his garlic bread with a lot of butter
so I spread it on the bread in bounty
he ate many jalapenos, he said he liked their fire

why did he give me Holy shoes
I guess he wanted me to go to heaven
I think I am on my way there now
at least I hope that is where I am going

when I get there, they might ask
where I got my Holy shoes
I will tell them the truth
the devil bought them for me
the devil made me do it


Copyright ©2008 JANE Á PARIS



Joined February 2008

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About being at the mercy of a devlish and charming person. Who entices you with something you can’t really use, like a pair of Holy shoes, and then leaves you standing in those Holy shoes with your explanatory big tow sticking out. Charmed by the Devil – About my boyfriend in France. About being in love, fooled, and betrayed.

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