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by jaya
Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #1589183
The pleasure from causing pain.
Devil’s Delight


It starts with us,
the frail human beings,
from unsuspected corners
from innocent looking faces.

When I snatch
things other than my own,
when I hurt someone
for no particular reason,

I know I’m providing
enough room, enough cause
to let the devil pervade
my mind, my heart and my soul.

Jealousy and a craving to possess,
terrorize and cause agony
to countless innocent millions,
provide fodder for devil’s delight.

Hatred for baseless reasons,
Anger from unlimited ambitions,
Brains full of dogma, sadistic vengeance-
become fertile grounds for breeding devil’s delight.


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