I met the devil today
It was raining,
The falling raindrops created a symphony of tears,
I thought that, angels cry.
He asked me how I’ve been
Since I left hell,
That was a long time ago
When humanity was still learning the art of war
He was well dressed and groomed
He bowed to me
The he said, you are doomed
To walk the earth
Forever since your birth;
I laughed in his face
Then i looked deep in his soul
Yes, he has a soul
And I told him;
You say I’m doomed
Because I left!!!
I left because hell has lost its glory
Demons are softer than most angels
The fire is colder than ice
And the place is an empty desert.
I told him I spoke to God earlier
And heaven its not full either
And then the devil stopped me, and said
Why do you think I’m here on earth ?
There is no heaven there is no hell
It all moved here
People are running to nowhere
Shackled by their screens
Mesmerized by emptiness
And living a life that’s not meant to be lived
All my struggle In hell is futile
Humans built their hell here
And some, but very few made small havens inside themselves;
I’m unemployed my friend
That’s why you’re doomed
There is no throne waiting down for you
You left me a kingdom
But now ….
Now I’m here telling you
Humanity has lost its purpose
All of them live, but
Nothing is alive anymore
So, let’s hit a pub and have a drink
And wait for my wings to fall
And maybe yours to grow back, again …
Today I met the devil
I can’t be a devil no more.
I was carrying my cross up the hill , while the people on the street were shouting:
– Look at the wood thief !
(Silvestru Danila, 2001)
Look at him, the cross so heavy, his wings so small, let’s help