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Satan wept and wept.
Death’s scythe through his beloved earth mercilessly swept.

His black crystalline tears tore through the scorched earth upon which he knelt.
All the monsters, hydras, ghouls, djinn and demons, in his realm his anguish felt.

“I have no part in this! Do you hear me? I have no part in this! You have created monsters of your own!” his vociferous voice echoed.

No answer was returned.

Silence prevailed as Death gleefully cut through men, women, and children … young and old.

Satan wept and wept.

Were they tears of joy or sadness?
None dared ask!

When Satan Wept Humanity
by Manuel V. Derida, 1989

Good day all. I wish to thank those of you who still read my words; the words that are not echoing within the corners of this blog as much. It has been a strange year, and in the past few weeks it has become stranger.

The world is burning and one cannot but try to find some sanity through work.

When I have more words to add here you will be the first to know.

For more of Manuel V. Derida’s writings please visit Thoughts from within a Sardine Can Facebook page http://on.fb.me/1mAwzgM

Art: Satan by Mike V. Derderian, pencil and ink on paper, 2014.

 

Comments
  1. Haitham Al-Sheeshany says:

    Poor Satan. He (she?) is out of the competition loop, these times r simply out of his/her league

    • mikevderderian says:

      He/she are not match to the cruelty of man Haitham!

      Long time. Hope you and your loved ones are well amidst all this madness?

      • Haitham Al-Sheeshany says:

        Right u r in that Mike!

        I am not sure how we’re doing, in all honesty I am not!😦

        Good to have u back blogging. Hope your family and loved ones r well.

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