Ever ask yourself what would I do if the Devil came for tea? 

 

Devil Came to Team Poem

The devil came on a passer by

I invited him in for tea

He said the choice is yours 

The choice for what?

To come follow me

If the world has been cruel and the future bleak

Then perhaps what I offer you can seek

With a spry smile and a twitch of his lips

He announced why I may enlist 

 

For every hardship that has broken your soul 

I will give you the tools to take control

If ever the garden flowers wilted to you

I will provide forever warmth and comfort for you

If ever the hearts of others have left a scar 

I will show you how to truly mar 

If the truths others have spoken, made you a fool

I will lead you to a drowning pool

If the nights are dark and full of sorrow

I will speed it up to tomorrow 

 

But devil surely payment would be due?

His pigment bright and full of flush 

He laughed loudly as if it was too much

Oh child what I ask is simple you see

Just follow my instructions to the T 

 

When a kind person greets you 

Turn yourself away 

When the world needs you 

Go off on your own and play 

If a loving heart does touch you 

Burn it slow and deep 

For those sentiments are weak

If a truthful word be spoken 

Twist those yarns into lies 

If a caring touch reaches you

Learn to despise 

And if an angel comes calling 

Turn that fellow out 

For what else can he talk to you about? 

 

But sir wouldn't that be...

Exactly what they did to me? 

With a raging voice and a glittering eye

He sneered over his tea

If you didn't want my help why did you call?

I didn't sir, not at all 

Oh but you did my girl once or twice 

Your broken heart did yell 

When you became jaded as you fell

the doubting doubters that spread doubt to you 

That's when it lit a candle in my window

And I began to take an interest in you 

I followed you though every despair

I saw your sadness felt it spread

I could see the darkness smother 

That's when I knew I may have another 

 

With a look of shock and slightly dismayed 

I declined the offer he had made 

With a frustrated air he sighed 

Very well child but have a care 

For the next time we meet it will not be this fair

 

If the sun goes down and you are sad

Find happiness and a way to be glad 

If the coldness of the world harms 

Find your own way to stay warm 

If the words of people injure and tear

Find a way to cope and bear 

If he breaks your heart 

If they steal your hope

If you fail and fall 

Stay strong and true through it all 

For I will be waiting and watching 

Because didn't I mention? 

I'm hoping to add you to my collection. 

Originally posted at: https://blueeyedphoenixblog.com/2016/09/28/devil-came-to-tea-poem/