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The Tongues of Demons

Updated on December 21, 2013
demon w tongue from kermie_mint83 flickr.com
demon w tongue from kermie_mint83 flickr.com
seducer from Steve Mishos flickr.com
seducer from Steve Mishos flickr.com
Evil from Dirk Mentrop flickr.com
Evil from Dirk Mentrop flickr.com
Turned to stone from Self-D flickr.com
Turned to stone from Self-D flickr.com

The Tongues of Demons

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Eloquent though the tongues of demons,

words designed to stay the heart,

it is in deed that souls reveal themselves,

and set themselves apart.


Crystal sweet those words adorn,

supercilious smiles and kindness,

the ploy beneath in veiled shadows lie,

an outstretched hand of slyness.


All we want and need so dear,

on a platter, a feast of nurture,

the hook too soon to find its mark,

and we too blind to pasture.


A demon's tongue so adept and sharp,

with words and sexual implication,

salacious minds in feast and prime,

seductive thoughts, elation.


Lost then in the minds of evil,

succumbed to all their trickery,

we fall in lost and dubious paths,

at their beckoned call and flattery.


When the hooks are fast and blood repast,

no turning back now for the wicked,

our souls all tainted and shadow bound,

our lives now chosen, committed.


Beware the tongues of demons,

their shiny golden art,

can bring undone a life all spun,

and turn to stone your heart.


We are all angel and demon, and which one rises to life is but a decision only we can make. Recognize them within yourself, and then within others, and always beware the web of seduction that removes your true self and pulls you into darkness.

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it John, Take care.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Amazing poem Tony. I especially love the lat verse, "Beware the tongues of demons, their shiny golden art, can bring undone a life all spun, and turn to stone your heart".

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You're too kind, Phyllis. I do like to exercise my creative expression and deliberately choose different subjects and styles of poetic expression to deliver them. So glad you enjoyed it.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Wow! Tony, the many different creative ways that your words come in poetry shows how much a true poet you are. This is awesome.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I could have said,'who appear to offer so much' but left it as perhaps an inference, rather than spell it out. Your comment much appreciated Z. Have a great day.

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      ECLECTIC PLETHORA 

      4 years ago from LOST IN TIME

      "who offer so much but whose intent is always malicious and self-serving" I find that statement a bit of a paradox. Creepy photo, brutal but honest poem. I do respect your talent.

      Z

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