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Title: Untitled
Fandom: None
Rating: G
Categories: Poem
Other info: This is a piece I wrote for my creative writing class. I didn't particularly like it. The first line, "God and the Devil play chess" just sort of.. popped into my head while I was walking home from class one day. Everyone in the class seemed to like it, but.. I don't know. See for yourselves. :)




God and the Devil played chess.
One Tuesday morning, at eleven o’clock.
It happened that God didn’t like it very much.
It happened that the Devil did.



The sky sang when God won.
The earth groaned when the Devil didn’t.
It happened that God was a sore loser.
It happened that the Devil was, too.


God gambled for lost souls.
The Devil gambled for the saved ones.
It happened that there was no in between.
It happened that the thin gray haze wasn’t real.


I was thrown into the pit that day.
You were thrown in just after.
It happened that you didn’t see it.
It happened that I did.


You saw me grieving in the vivid, early morning.
You saw me failing in the baleful night.
It happened that I smiled at you, in all my candy-coated shame.
It happened that you looked the other way.


I saw you dancing in the fire.
In its arms of blood-rust blaze.
It happened that you smiled at me, in all your reckless abandon.
It happened it burned until I blistered.


The Devil played for you.
And God played for me.
It happened that the tide turned.
It happened that the Devil is a cheat.

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Current Music: "The Bird of Rhiannon" - Faith & the Muse
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From:liadan_m
Date:September 29th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
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ooooh, I like it.
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From:elvensting21
Date:September 29th, 2004 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Interesting :)
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