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Submitted: September 18, 2016

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Submitted: September 18, 2016



Half remembered memories

And an altered reality

Like snowy interference;


Partially eaten VCR tapes


Stuck on replay:


Stop, fast forward, rewind.






I had a friend:


Homeless sally;


She’d sit down by the bay


Singing songs to people all day.


Her voice was a music box;


Crank, wind, play.


The music box sounded terrifying that night


Because Sally screamed.


The pitch was piercing.


A man shoots, collects and then flees.


Just like that,


No more Sally.


There is an ocean of innocent blood


That the wicked have shed


And legend says


The wicked shall drown and die in it.


Blood tends to be shed at night;


The moonlight a spotlight for demons


To perform their nightly show:


Kill, steal, and destroy amongst the shadows.


Memories of a sunny day


Interrupted by interference;


An unfortunate display:


Crazy Steve jumped into the waves;


His soul taken within a few minutes.


I’m convinced of an evil influence;


A demon threw him off the edge.


It drove him to insanity, then suicide.


I guess,


The demon hid amidst the interference


And ate part of the tape


So the world couldn’t comprehend it;



So the brainwashed people couldn’t see.


No flaws that might frighten them


Inside their snowy day dreams.


The world can’t see the spiritual;


Can’t see past the image


Or bother to care


To hear through the dimension of interference


That tickles their ears.


They say, “Steve was just a sad boy.”


But Steve was my brother


And I would know


That Steve wasn’t Steve


When he drowned.


He was oppressed


By something beyond comprehension.


Still people laugh and say,


“There is no such thing as demons!”


My conscience knows of the invisible evil.


Despite the chewed up tapes,


I know it’s incredibly real.


As there is light,


There is also darkness.


It’s not so hard to believe;


I’ve seen the sun and the moon.


I’ve seen the shadows that creep


And try to linger in between.


At night before I go to sleep,


I remember:


The devil took Steve;


Along with the rest of the world it seems.


But I’m determined


To rise above the flat line;


I’ll breathe.


If not for me,


At least


For people like Sally and Steve.





Biblical references

1 John 4:4 - Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

John 1:5, "And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

1 Peter 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Ephesians 6:12 - For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


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