The devil walks among us, sipping coffee at your local cafe,
Opening your car door for a night on the town this Saturday.
They have no horns protruding out nor any tail with a spade,
With siren eyes drawing you into an elaborate masquerade.
Beneath a suave exterior, a darkness hides away,
A master of deception, leading astray in a shadowed ballet.
In the subtlest of whispers, temptation's threads are laid,
As the ultimate seduction takes root in the game they've played.
They wear a cloak of charm, a semblance of polished grace,
A smile like warm sunshine on a cold and dreary place.
But beware the sugary words, the enchanting embrace,
For the devil walks among us, with a mask upon their face.
They'll promise you the world, with a wicked twist of fate,
In their web of illusions, where reality can't relate.
With every stolen kiss, they seal a perilous pact,
Leaving behind a trail of broken hearts in the aftermath.
Yet, in this devil's presence, there's a lesson to be learned,
For even in the darkest souls, a chance for change may burn.
To see beyond the surface, where the truth may still be earned,
Is to break the spellbound, once and for all adjourned.
So let us not be blinded by the devil's cunning guise,
But seek the light within us, where our own true nature lies.
For in our strength and kindness, we can hope to realize,
That the devil's reign among us need not be our compromise.
Author's note: Unbeknown to me, a friend pointed out that I listen to a lot of music that features demonic themes despite my cheerful demeanor (LOL). It sent me into a rabbit hole, which led to me making a playlist. While listening to said playlist, this poem came out. If you're curious about listening, I'd be happy to share. Let me know :)