Satan's Jaws

September 19, 2013
Oh, fallacy! Great fallacy!
How horrid a soul was I!
How could I turn from Christ, yet turn to pills—
And turn from love, yet turn to vice?

Oh, fallacy! Great fallacy!
How can I gain reprieve?
Nineteen years hard labor
Can’t expunge my evil deeds!

Oh, clemency! Sweet clemency!
Before the Lord I stand in awe!
Before he who saved my wretched soul,
And snatched me out of Satan’s jaws.

Oh, clemency! Sweet clemency!
Satan has prepared a feast!
But I won’t attend, my soul lives on—
I do not need a priest!





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Kenzico This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm
I really like the idea of satans jaws its a good title. And the rythm and stuff is really good. And the exclamation marks are in the right places, I don't use them very often so its cool to see them used. I like the last line, it stays in your head for a minute.
 
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