My plan lured Greed from your soul.
I, condemned “Eden’s Serpent;”
You, the perfect victim, got off scot free.
I sit in prison.
You suffer in poverty.
Forever entwined, we are the Devil.
This is my response to Trifecta’s weekend challenge, which was to write 33 words inspired by the Rolling Stones’ song, “Sympathy for the Devil.” I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve never heard the song before. I’m even more reluctant to admit that I couldn’t understand half of the words, so I had to seek out a version that displayed the lyrics. Age sucks, but at least it still allows me to read (even if there are nose prints on my laptop screen :))
For some reason, as I heard the song, my first thought was to write about a ponzi schemer. Playing devil’s advocate (pun intended!) I decided to write as if the devil played on himself, and greed was equally guilty as the schemer.
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Have a beautiful weekend!