A Poem, The Devil Won’t Come Here

I wrote this poem a few months back and figured it was worth a share. It focuses on the topic of the devil preying on the weak and hurting. If we remain strong in our faith through our trials and tribulations, we can continue to keep the devil away.

A crack of thunder as a crimson color rains
The river is as red as sin
Perhaps a knife opened up the skies veins
The devil is here, but I won’t let him in
I retreat to my safe place, clutching my cross so tight
It is not enough this time as I trek out into the crimson world
I can feel the devil lurking behind me, snickering at my plight
I breach the door of the church, keeping my mind furled
I sit in silence; the devil is not here
I pick up the book that was sitting next to me
A hymn breaks out in unison as I clutch the bible near
I breathe a sigh of relief, unburdened and stress-free
The devil won’t come here, in this place I dwell
I’ll continue to pray, forcing him back to hell

Let me know what you think!

Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved

23 thoughts on “A Poem, The Devil Won’t Come Here

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. Exactly what I was aiming for when I wrote it, the victory. Some victories are such a fight. I wanted to paint a picture of a person under serious duress. I’m glad I was able to articulate it well. Thanks again for reading! πŸ€—

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  1. The first four lines could most definitely be a song. Bravo.
    Your poem speaks of a strong conviction that supports the speaker during a dark hour.
    I think many can relate to feeling darkness close in, but staying strong and hopeful, and not letting it win.

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    1. Wow! That’s interesting you mentioned that about the first four lines. When I do these poems, I try to maintain a flow where it could possibly translate into a song! Exactly what I was going for with this one. Darkness and all hope is lost feeling but steadfast in faith, troubles begin to melt away. I’m glad you liked it! I greatly appreciate the insight thank you so much! πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you, Ali! Yessss that’s exactly what I was going for with it! Glad I was able to articulate that part of it. Been enjoying the outdoors as of late so the posts have been kind of light. Glad you were able to post something too. It was well done as usual. πŸ€— Keep it up!


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