In Satan’s Arms

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You looked at me;
you saw right through me—
through my inhibitions, my fears,
my superficial morals.
You looked right through me
to see me as I am.

I looked at you;
I saw right through you—
through the darkness of your soul
and the callousness of your heart.
I reached out to you,
to love you as you are.

They say we are wrong.
They wear us down
with imposed morals and values
until we build a wall to shelter
our self-justifying defense…
and trap ourselves inside.

They say our love is wrong,
but I’d lie in Satan’s arms
to hold you in mine.

©1981 Sharon Gerlach

2 thoughts on “In Satan’s Arms

  1. Another great one. Did you really do this in 1981? It shows a maturity in your words and a natural feel to your flow of verse. A strong emotional undertone to it made it feel good at the last stanza. I liked it.

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