Taste of Power
My bedroom eyes got me my position.
Oh, I know it wasn't all in the eyes.
Face it, a little devilish grin and prods
with my pitchfork seemed to pave my way.
A little action on the side and dirty little
feel good deeds, were the highlight of my
success! I took pride in dimming the light of those
so called angels. I remember
long ago, seems a lifetime, I actually was good.
Pure. Oh, there was a time when my heart
was fragile, but I quickly learned, and with
blood, sweat, and tears, I crawled, finagled,
lied and turned many a deal, to gain my
ultimate place in the universe! Of course,
I was never beyond conniving or doing whatever
it took. But, I looked around and watched all these
male do-gooders pass me by, with no recognition
of my good deeds. Seemed my plot in life was
solely for gratification. Well, I got sick of it!
While my competitors were out physically fighting
and strongarming to work their way to the top, I found a much smarter
way to get what I wanted and gain the ultimate high
position, of Lucifer, Head Master Demon of the world.
I learned quickly that trickery is a woman's best asset.
I've sat on my throne for many generations and watched
the fall of many great men, by the wiles of a crafty woman.
See, as much as I don't like to talk about it, my creator's
plan was flawed from the beginning. He set this world
up to run on masculine testosterone and primal instinct.
He thought muscles and strength and brute force would
be what it took to bring this world to its knees. But, alas!
Look around! It is almost funny to watch. While those muscles
and that strength come in handy for fetching my meals,
and waiting on my every whim, hand and foot, it is completely
useless in defending against my powers
to turn a good deed into evil. Ah, the sweet taste
of power! And I bask in the glory watching
it all as I dine on sweet apples and succulent fruits of the tree
of knowledge, and I watch, amused as one by one, they fall to
their knees and beg for mercy! And I laugh, knowing it is just
too late! Silly little people!