Devil’s Den

As the sunsets 

We will open our eyes to the twilight,
And gaze upon that a looming abyss. 
While being momentarily astonished
To the night’s eerie essence.
For we all understand the feelings of discord,
And at some time in our lives 
We bonded ourselves to it; 
While embracing it, because to us,
It was the only means to survive. 
In time we saw the error of our ways,
While watching some fall victim to it,
And the rest of us ran from it.
Forever living in fear of that unwanted darkness.
Yet, as I stood in the devil’s den, 
And accepted his offer of eternal damnation; 
For some reason my heart pulsed, 
And from within I saw an eternal Light.
~ Tony Paradise’s Poet ~