Lucifer's Lament


                                                                   
by Mark R. Vogel


Always waiting……to be baiting,
Some poor soul into offense.
I’d be reveling……my bedeviling,
That befooled their common sense.

Ever steady……always ready,
Relying not—on happenstance.
Always prowling……and befouling,
Any life at every chance.

I’m the demon……always scheming,
Humans cower in my wake.
They’re so venal……I’m so penal,
Souls for sin—that’s what I take.

But I’ve grown weary……spent and bleary,
All the eons lapsed in vain.
Constant evil……no reprieval,
No one cares about my pain.

Though repentant……He inclement,
No forgiveness did He bear.
Eden’s garden…… gave no pardon,
My sins didn’t have a prayer.

Mercy never……banished ever,
For as long as time can tell.
Damning mortals……through the portals,
Of the gates that is my Hell.


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