Monday, May 20, 2013

Human Failures


                                                                          Creator: Marcos Macias
Image: Goddess Astarte ( A sketch of a goddess is a better option than that of a devil)
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

The devil may care
Sworn since the dawn of times to
Lead humans astray

The devil in you
Succumb to base instincts on
its instigation

The angel in us
As elusive as diamonds
Dropping from the sky

Devils unchained and
Angels shackled are the cause
Of human failures

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #201 with prompt - The devil

16 comments:

  1. Yeah the cause indeed and they give the devil the applause at each feed

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    1. So it has been said
      Need not have to wait
      When one gets swayed
      Akin to being waylaid

      Hank

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  2. The devil does his damage, that is for sure.

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    1. They are made for it! They need not have to choose! Thanks Sandy!

      Hank

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  3. elusive as diamonds
    Dropping from the sky ~ that's very beautiful :)

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    1. A girl's best friend has to be purchased! Thanks kz

      Hank

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  4. only love
    shutting out the bad spirits
    opens heart and soul

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    1. Yes, love conquers all! Thanks Wabi!

      Hank

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  5. we each have both natures in us...the native americans tell the tale of the two wolves....it is all in which you feed...smiles...nicely said hank...

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    1. I know 'cry wolf' of the shepherd boy fame but not the two wolves. Wonder what is it, Brian!

      Hank

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  6. Angels laugh at 'chains' and devils are ever on a true leash of sorts, but our free will remains the fulcrum!

    ALOHA from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3
    > < } } ( ° >

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  7. Strong haiku series Hank. Only true unconditional love can conquer the devil, but to reach for 'the Crown' we need to pass him (the devil). As we have conquered the devil the way to spiritual strength lays open in front of us.

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  8. These are really good

    And i definitely prefer a goddess!

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  9. Oh yes. we all have the devil in us - but we all have good within us as well...

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  10. Very thought provoking for me, especially the last one.

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