The Devil Knocked on My Door Again Today

Updated on August 16, 2019

The devil knocked

On my door

Again today

I was waiting for

His return

I saw his

Shadowy dark


Waiting for

My attention

A sudden shock

Of fear


My heart

I knew that

He could

Creep in


Making me



My soul


No return

He patiently


Like he

Always did

With a

Calm control

A reaction

He wanted

A shatter



The walls

An earthquake


Everything within

And around me

I covered my ears

As the dogs

Started to bark

For serenity

I went inside

A deep


Within me

Waiting for the


To subside

For the devil to

Go away

The quiet came

I could step out

Into the sunshine


The phone

Started to ring

It was the devil


Waiting for


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      • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

        Caroline Marie 

        9 months ago

        Thank you Brenda :)

        Thank you Gypsy :)

        Thank you Rinita :)

        Thank you Woolie :)

        Thank you Lorna :)

        Thank you Ruby :)

        Thank you Erik :)

      • Brenda Arledge profile image


        9 months ago from Washington Court House


        This is a feeling that happens to us all at times.

        At least you are aware and waiting. For me, it sometimes takes me by surprise until I have a moment to ponder, then I realize the devil is working again.

      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        9 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Most imaginative and creative poetry.

      • Senoritaa profile image

        Rinita Sen 

        9 months ago

        I read layers in this poem. It could go so many ways. You paint a vicious picture. I think every reader can fill in with their own stories of whatever the devil stands for in their lives.

      • Enigmatic Me profile image


        9 months ago from East Coast Canada

        Ever lurking.. well written!

      • Lorna Lamon profile image

        Lorna Lamon 

        9 months ago

        This is a very atmospheric poem and I could feel the pain and fear in the lines.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        9 months ago from Southern Illinois

        Wow, this was a wakeup call for me. I have been there and done that. I hope it was just poetry from you? I could feel the fear in your words.....

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        Eric Dierker 

        9 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        This is really good. I really like the style/method. Do you have a name for it?

        On a different note. Give that devil my address and I will open up a can of whoop ass on it.


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