How to sharpen your horns

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

In this crazy world we live in, we lost the devil in the crowd of criminals that we are




The Devil on his giant throne of hate

Got out of his familiar joyful state

So close the demon standing to his right

Could feel the sadness in his master’s sight

”What possibly may bother you my lord ? ,

Since we have checked off every task on board,

And all those mortals bowed to what we said

And took the lead to guide the new misled,

How can you not enjoy such a delight ?,

For all the ages that we raised this fight “

“ It’s far beyond this “, big Satan replied:

”I’m now a rookie on this business side,

Those horns on top are nothing but a tale

That makes the children wet their beds and pale,

A line, a period, that was all I wrote,

and now the best that I can do is quote,

I’ve bled the inkwell dry and dropped the pen

along with those mortals you condescend,

The world I flipped to make their fall a rise

they flipped it twice just to enjoy it’s size

Hell is my destiny and it will just suffice

But it’s too much for me to live it twice,

I’ll never wear these paper horns again,

 I’ll wait for mine to grow like other men”.


As for my horns that wrote you down this carper,

there is no pencil on me that is sharper…



Submitted: January 29, 2012

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ooooh, this is deliciously dark. very good

Sun, February 19th, 2012 7:22am


Thanks, nice that you enjoyed it

Sun, February 19th, 2012 6:53am


excellent poetry a great dark read very well composed

Mon, April 2nd, 2012 10:27pm



Wed, April 4th, 2012 3:36am


wonderful ,who was the devil and who becomes

Thu, August 23rd, 2012 5:25pm


You got it and explained it in a sentence,very elegant mousaab,thank you

Fri, August 24th, 2012 2:36am

Luke Mullen

I liked this. It was not only very well constructed but fun to read too

Mon, August 27th, 2012 10:33pm


Thanks Luke, I had to break the routine I had of writing mainstream poetry, glad you liked it

Tue, August 28th, 2012 1:51am

unmasked delusions

this was dark but a very good read, it all came together nicely. Very haunting- once again very unique

Fri, June 20th, 2014 5:03am


I didn't mean for it to be dark, I was just showing that the devil we claim to be the source of all evil is more integrated in ourselves to be called an entity himself, thank you for the comment.

Fri, June 20th, 2014 3:46pm

unmasked delusions

Oh and I didn't mean dark in a bad way- it was a good kind of dark, I definitely agree with what you said, sorry for the confusion.

Sat, June 21st, 2014 1:41am


There was no confusion, and it'd be silly of me to enforce my opinion in the poem on you, once someone writes something, he/she becomes just another reader of said work

Sat, June 21st, 2014 11:04am

Mr Watson

There's a little piece of the devil in all of us Ben, nice piece.

Mon, August 18th, 2014 8:34pm


Exactly, thanks for the comment.

Tue, August 19th, 2014 2:01pm

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