Lucifer lost his battle, poetry challenge, Frank Atanacia's, April's poetry month

The church bells chimed once again.

Lucifer lost his lustful battle when April's spirit lifted, angels rejoicing in heaven, God's loving arms awaiting

Lucifer's pulsating tongue darkened, crimson red, choking blood, eyes bulging. The sting of death deepening

The church bells chimed once again

The old gospel hymnal echoed throughout the land

The flames of darkness flickered, the wispy smoke scattered into the tempest lake of fire

The wind whipped forming a funnel, clearing all debris left by the evil liar.


This is in response to, Lucifer-The Bearer of Unearthly Light-- Lucifer's Desires by Alicia C

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Cardisa 2 years ago from Jamaica

Wow, very graphic Ruby. You really had me. This poem was very compelling,I actually pictured the battle. Well done.

Now tell me about this challenge!


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Very cool write Ruby! Your penultimate stanza--especially --


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I wasn't going to read any hubs this fine Sunday, but once your name popped up I just had to...and I was not disappointed. I agree with Cardisa...very graphic and suspenseful. Nicely done, Ruby!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cardisa, Frank Atanacio wrote a poem challenging all to write a poem, go to one of the poems listed above and you will see his picture, click on his name and you will see his poem. There has been a lot of poems written from his challenge. I'll be waiting for yours. Thank you for a compelling comment...I hope more hubbers will read your two hubs on racism written yesterday, they were spot on....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Audrey, you always make me look up a word when you comment, so you like the second to last stanza. Thank you so much...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Bill, you make me feel like a poet and i am thrilled. Thank you for always supporting my poetry and stories. I really appreciate it.....


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

That guy Satan, he is such a bad loser!! :) Great write, I can almost smell the brimstone. Nice work.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Excellent work, Ruby Jean! Voted up and awesome.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jo. So glad you enjoyed. Thank you for a great write comment..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Will, happy to see you back on HP..Thank you for an awesome comment.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Evil defeated once again, awesome! Great poem, voted up.


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Oh my gosh, this Lucifer reminds me of our president!

Bring on the fire!

Thought-provoking poem!

Hugs to you, Ruby :)


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Vellur, happy you came by to read and thank you for the awesome comment...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

HaHa Martie, " Bring on the fire " made me lol. Thank's so much for coming.

Hugs to you Dear friend....


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

Believe and ye shall conquer - and you sure did it! That is one heck of a verse Ruby. That was thought. Mine was simple, I just laid out the lines. I gave yours thumbs up and more, shared and pinned.

What stumps me is the last couple which I have read include 1-2 lines that I must read 2-3 times because they are like tongue-twisters.

Kevin


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Ruby, this poetry challenge has allowed you a chance to explore the darker side of your writing ledger. You are amazing.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Ruby - You are enveloped with talent. I'm so glad to see your muse working over-time :) You have described Lucifer just as I imagine him to be - "Lucifer's pulsating tongue darkened, crimson red, choking blood, eyes bulging. The sting of death deepening"

I'm getting hooked on your poetry and I love it!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Great writing Ruby, so dramatic, and good triumphing over evil is always a plus...well done again, voted up. I can tell you are having as much fun as me with this challenge.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kevin. Isn't this fun. I love it. I read yours, it was great. Thank you for sharing..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike. I didn't know that i liked writing in the dark venue, but i do. Thank you for an amazing comment. Smiling BIG time....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey. Thank you. I am thrilled with your comment. Thank you so much....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Jodah. I am having a blast with this challenge. My muse is working overtime. Hee. Thank you...


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truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Love the imagery. And that picture too!


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epbooks 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Great job on this hub!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Ruby, wonderful description of devil, may he rest in grief.

Love the picture also.

Voted up ABI and shared

Blessings


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

fantastic!

...and he died a painful death, forever.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Absolutely awesome.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Ca-a-an the goodies! Awesome poem.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

im speechless.. in awe


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Very well done, Ruby ! Voted Up Awesome and Marvelous. Shared.


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gardener den 2 years ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

Great Hub! Great writing and keep up the great work! Love your writing! I also like the picture. Gardener Den


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Now, this is one excellent poem here and depicts that battle that is always ongoing in the unseen realm. Satan knows his time is short, and so he is on a rampage but to no avail! Up ++++ tweeting, pinning and sharing

Blessings


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Extraordinary! Your style of writing always interests me.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

truthfornow, thank you. Happy you enjoyed and liked the picture..


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

epbooks, thank you so much. Cheers.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Shyron, love your comment, " May he rest in grief " Thank you.....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thandi, I wish it were true, but i'm afraid he's still out there doing his evil works. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Rasma, awesome comment. Thank you....


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Blossom, i love the way you crafted your comment. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Frank, thank you for giving me the oppurunity to write in a dark mode. It is completely new to me and i love doing it.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Phyllis, thank you for the marvelous comment and sharing.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

gardener den, nice to meet you. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Faith, i agree with you, with so much greed and evil all around the world, he is working overtime. Thank you so much...


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

DDE, thank you for an extraordinary comment!


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

yeah! soon he will be!!


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MG Singh 2 years ago from Singapore

Wonderful poem


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thandi, i agree. God rules our universe, one day the evil one will be gone. Never again will we be tempted to do or say hurtful things. Thank you my friend,,,


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

MG Singh, hello and happy to meet you. Thank you for a wonderful comment..


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Powerful hitting the spot with a bang. Great work Ruby and voted up of course.

Eddy.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you...


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travel_man1971 2 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Intense! As if I am witnessing the first 'Great Battle' between good and evil.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

travel man, Nice to meet you. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you..


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

Lovely unique and victorious poem.

Hope you had a lovely Easter.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Elena, so good to see you. Thank you for a lovely comment. I had a quiet happy Easter.


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia

I know I've been away far too long when I miss a great one like this, always a pleasure to sink my teeth into a gripping poem and I simply loved this... So very well done


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello nighthag. So good to see you back on HP. Missed your poetry. Thank you. Happy you enjoyed...


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

Beautiful poetry is written when pure evil can be made to look tragic.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello joedolphin88, nice to meet you. I love your comment. Thank you..


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

you're very welcome


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank's again. Cheers...

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    Ruby Jean Fuller (always exploring)808 Followers
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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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