Damian’s Temptation

St Michael the archangel, dressed somewhat lik...

St Michael the archangel, dressed somewhat like a Roman soldier, about to slay the devil (in the form of a dragon) with a fiery sword. He has a shield with the Latin phrase QUIS UT DEUS? “Who is like unto God?”, which is a literal translation of the Hebrew name Mi-Ka-‘El מי־כאל . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me qualify this poem by first stating that this was not written as a Christian perspective, and the literal fear of evil: It is a metaphor for all the stupid things we find ourselves tempted to do, those mad moments where we go into ‘self-destruct’ mode, or start despairing or doubting ourselves. When I was thinking about all the things I’ve found myself about to do-or, indeed, done, that I knew was wrong in some way, I saw it as a ‘darkness’ inside me. To express it outwardly, to write about it, the suave charm of Damian whispreing in my ear came to mind. So I hope you read this as it is meant to be read – metaphor and imagery only, and not as a literal ‘Christian’ devil! 🙂

Devil’s son seduce me not:
My soul inside you will not rot.
Dark within I may well be
But I’ll not allow the world to see.
A quiet blackness in me does reside,
But locked I shall keep it, deep inside.

Devil’s son come not close:
Your evil ways I have not chose
For though destruction lurks within
I shall not breed your kith and kin.
Your gaze intense shows no shame
As you tempt me over and again.

Devil’s son it is your hour
But though it is so I will not cower
Nor hide from your pitiless gaze,
I will stand fighting you forever and always.
No mistaken word shall pass my lip
And your sweet verbal wine I will not sip.

Devil’s son hear me plain:
Triumph over me you shall not gain.
The woman I am stands tall; proud
You’ll not find me broken or bowed.
So every sense of mine try and break-
But my Lightness inside you will never take.

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  1. Well done! She is a strong and determined warrior. This adds to her beauty.
    Blessings ~ Wendy


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