The angel and The devil

The angel and The devil

A Poem by Nicola Farren

An angel,a devil

each a shoulder to perch on.

Played a long game of chess.

Using only one pawn.

At a crossroad the pawn stopped

and wondered which road to walk down.

The devil whispered “The right path”

and the angel did frown.



The angel had been silent

and he did not persuade

the poor little pawn

on the journey he’d made.

Yet the devil was always

a voice in his ear.

Always outspoken

when indecision was near.
The right path was a short life

with nothing to tell.

Full of disperse

and it lead straight to hell.

The left path was long

and did not contend.

But was full of experience

and life till the end.



The devil he chuckled

stood up and said

“Take the right path dear pawn

It is easy to tread

The left path is rocky

It will consume all your time.

whereas the right path is short

and continues in line.




The pawn became wary

His journey had been long.

So the angel stood up

and burst into song.

“To truly live life

you must experience things

and feel all the emotions

that your struggles may bring.




Life may be hard

uncertain but true.

You can live it and feel it

with all that you do.

To give up and take

the easy way out

would be no life at all

Of that there’s no doubt.




So the pawn he decided

to go the right way.

The left path he took

and the angel did say.

“Thank you my friend

you have made the right choice”

And the pawn he gained solace

from the sound of his voice.

© 2012 Nicola Farren


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I love the rhyming scheme and the overall moral of this piece. I'm a avid chess player and I love the game as well. There are angels and devils every where in life. Maybe every human being is a pawn that's using freewill daily trying to decide who to listen to. The angel or the devil.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nicola Farren

7 Years Ago

Thank you x
Mari ana biossat

6 Years Ago

I could not wait to get to this one and I was not disappointed. What a neat piece of poetry and what.. read more



Reviews

I love the rhyming scheme and the overall moral of this piece. I'm a avid chess player and I love the game as well. There are angels and devils every where in life. Maybe every human being is a pawn that's using freewill daily trying to decide who to listen to. The angel or the devil.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nicola Farren

7 Years Ago

Thank you x
Mari ana biossat

6 Years Ago

I could not wait to get to this one and I was not disappointed. What a neat piece of poetry and what.. read more

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Nicola Farren
Nicola Farren

Doncaster, south yorkshire, United Kingdom



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