Lucifer - Poem by Gert Strydom
Created to exact design
without fault in his construct,
with a choice between good and bad
he glittered among the fiery stones
and gathered in counsel with the other
sons of God.
An cherub set above
other angels as a mighty being,
but his own appraisal of me and I
and of his glittering beauty,
made him egoistic, a god
equal to the Most High
in his own view.
Mighty above mere man
and among other celestial beings
he persuaded other angels to follow him
and he went to war
against Michael and the angelic host.
Glowing ruby red
like the radiant sun,
the fire in his spirit
made him a dragon,
and everyone that followed him
with hate, lust, jealousy and deceit
and they were smitten down to earth.
With great guile as a sneaky snake
did he in Eden appear
and tempted the woman Eve to hear
and left the knowledge of good and bad
and she saw something in his eyes
that she could not comprehend,
with one deed followed him
and man lost his innocence
and distrust, destruction, death,
pain and ruin followed soon.
[References: Ezekiel 28: 13-17. Revelation 12: 7-17. Genesis 3: 1-4.]
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