I Met The Devil in Rathmines

I Met The Devil in Rathmines

A Poem by Andy Leavy

Try Leo Burdocks when in Rathmines.

I met the Devil in Rathmines
Outside a local watering hole
He saw me fast approaching
And assumed I had come for my soul.

"God no, you can keep that" I replied with a grin.

I've come for what beats in your chest. I come for that heart of sin.

He looked at me confused as he wondered what was my plan.

"Just a fair game" I said. Devil vs Man.
He reminded me that he had my soul, so why would he risk the heart in his chest.

I pointed at my body and told him he could have the rest. Another soldier for his army, another body for his war.

And all he had to do was beat me, to open that opportunities door.

So the Devil he agreed, to play this game of mine.
Blackjack, chess or poker? No, flip the coin.

Heads and you can have mine but tails and your heart I will dine.

So, out I grabbed a euro and flicked it towards the sky. The Devil became distracted, the glisten caught his eye.

As he looked towards heaven my hand I did plunge in his chest, I tore out his black heart and told him he had been blessed.

I took a bite from the organ, forbidden fruit in thine hand. As the devil fell to his knees, the trick had gone as planned.

© 2019 Andy Leavy

Author's Note

Andy Leavy
The speed of a computer mouse is measured in "Mickeys."

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Added on October 12, 2019
Last Updated on October 12, 2019


Andy Leavy
Andy Leavy

Ardee, Louth, Ireland

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