Friday, March 14, 2014

I, Satan

When God made 'Man',
admiring his beautiful creation,
he ordered us all
to bow down to the earthling.
The Angels obeyed dutifully,
I declined with pride.
After all, I rose out of the fire,
the Man mould of just mud & clay.

I am since known as Satan!

I am since blamed for all of Man's sins!

Is it fair to hold me responsible
for all of man's immoralities,
his lust for power, money & fame,
his lack of willpower, his idiocy?
"Oh, the devil must have gotten into you"
"The evil has surely overpowered your soul"
Is it fair to use my name such, 
even when I have not tempted or deceived?

What God couldn't forsee,
was how instilled with pride
when the Angels were made 
to bow before him, Man lost his path!
Man, so full of himself, tended 
only to his needs, trampled
not only on his fellow mankind,
but on nature too!

And the day is not far when 
God will too be forgotten entirely, 
and who else, but I'll be blamed for it!


Written for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Foresight/ Prescience

Hugely inspired by Orhan Pamuk's current novel that I'm reading, My Name is Red.


42 comments:

  1. Now I'm feeling sorry for Satan.... :(

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  2. This was truly powerful, Aditi. I pray the day never comes when God will be entirely forgotten, but the world would like us to shun Him, wouldn't it?
    Blessings!

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    1. Oh yes Martha. There is nothing like 'God fearing' these days. And even if there is his name is used only as per Man's comfort. ..

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  3. What an interesting thought about Satan! His pride will be his downfall :D Nicely written Aditi!

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  4. Oh...Satan in his best, I should say....this one's a powerful write Adity....man's going to pay the penalty very soon and God too...for loving man...

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  5. Serves the man right for all his arrogance.Poor Satan made a scapegoat!!
    I too liked it

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  6. Awesome.

    I sometimes think the Devil is misunderstood. He's the scapegoat for all our misdeeds.

    Here is a post I had written way back in 2009. Hope you like it.

    NO MERCY

    Cheers
    CRD

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    1. Thanks! I'll surely take a look! :)

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  7. I've really thought of it from that perspective before.

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  8. The poor devil! Not! Let the devil be proud of his acts and cease needing God's approval.

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    1. Forgot to say thanks for posting at Poets United.

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    2. Thank u Susan for the great prompt!

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  9. that's very powerful...enjoyed it Aditi...:)

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  10. Brilliant write and awesome to read. Well done.
    Yvonne.

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  11. Good point. He's a convenient excuse.......we too, must be responsible.

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    1. Yes we use him and God too as per our own convenience no?

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  12. That's an interesting take on Satan, Aditi. Oh, I am nominating you for http://www.myyatradiary.com/2014/02/my-most-memorable-memento-contest.html. It's too short a time, I know :(

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    1. Thanks dear :) N the contest deadline just got extended...thanks for tagging lv :)

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  13. Aditi, this is a brilliant poem. Man takes no responsibility for his actions and blames Satan.

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  14. Everyone always blames someone for their sins or mistakes. Always playing blame game. This was an interesting take from Satan's perspective. Brilliant.

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    1. If only the time and energy we spend in blaming others n poor Satan could be used for self introspection and correction!!

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  15. I loved the perspective of this, Aditi...because, yes, Satan will be blamed whether or not he is responsible.

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    Looking forward to your A2Z posts.
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    1. Thanks... The book indeed is interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

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