Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Dead Line--By Anna-Marie Docherty--Wales

The Dead Line

The fallen angel's
made a career of evil
the father of sin
this black/red coated devil

He minds over death's valley
With his hot road to Hell
and with determined temptation
will lure you with his spell

He'll sit by your shoulder
and by ill thought word or deed
your conscience will torture
and your pained soul shall bleed

This masterful serpent
with fire of unknown origin
whose pit of raging flames
is the prize that you'll win

So beware of the tongue
and do what is right
stay away from the darkness
and look only to the light

Anna-Marie Docherty lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK and is often inspired by nature and the world around her. Having been writing poetry now for 4 - 5 years, her works have developed in structure and form as well as using free verse in her writing as she walks this endless art form and creativity in her thirst to further learn. Letting the pen and the muse dictate topic and form both humour, religion, nature or the serious subject might be touched upon therefore keeping the writing fresh and easy to read by those who follow. Writing both as given name above and pen name anaisnais through the net, examples of poems can be found both in Snippets, an anthology of short verse by various international poets, compiled by Karen O'Leary and Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson; also Pink Panther magazine, an anthology written by several poets and artists on feminist issues in our environment and various poems on the internet for taster.


  1. Hi Anna-Marie...and his greatest victory has been successfully convincing people down through the ages that he DOESN'T EXIST! A great strategy, but he is STILL a defeated foe. Thanks for a timely, straightforward poem.... God bless...~Chris

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  3. Hi Anna-Marie. I enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. No truer words spoken. Thank you for a well written peom

  5. Hello Anne-Marie, well put forth thought and descriptions.'

  6. Temptation! The human capacity to know right from wrong sometimes tilts the wrong way. We personify this weakness in the design of our moral compass by describing the devil. Good job!