Devil in Disguise



Beast dressed like a wooly sheep

Fine words of my love you’d keep

Now just lies echoed in my head

Seeing where your love has led


So easily played this little boy

Fell in the trap, became your toy

Hoping he would fill your heart

A childish fantasy from the start


Like serpent bearing knowledged fruit

But something less cuddly and cute

Was the portent of my love’s demise

Not seen through need-blinded eyes


Assassin hidden in the king’s court

A cunning and convincing sort

Not here to take the throne and rule

Just here to kill love’s jestered fool


Like a magic trick done in my head

So easily were my thoughts misled

Dastardly your slight of hand

Heart sacrificed on your command


I thought that I had found true love

An angel of mercy from above

So, imagine my great surprise

To find the devil in disguise




9 Responses to “Devil in Disguise”
  1. yassy says:

    Reminds me of those great poets when I read your work. Wilde, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Frost and all of them.
    I hope it really didn’t happen , Brad.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Yasmine, that is so nice of you to say, but I am not sure I belong in the same sentence with the greatest of poets you named. I do appreciate your support of my writing and your enjoyment in it. I could probably pick more than one relationship in my life that felt like what my poem was trying to convey. But I live in the present, where the ghosts of old wrongs do not abide. Thank you, as always, for your kindness and all the love! ❤

  2. Jim Borden says:

    were you inspired by the photo to write this poem, or did you find the photo after you had written the poem? either way, the two go hand in hand with each other. Well done, Brad!

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