Lurking in the shade Of dark and fragrant trees Shirking from the rage That tore the heavens free A vagrant Angel His with span to see The garden swell with terrors To banish man and Eve Another fall from grace Whiplashed from the gates Half-naked and insane Full-blooded, breasted Nerve ends tested To behests of pain A sombre lot to gain A storm slid in Borne by carnal winds The upper ether thinned And therein sat abominations Satan seated there Savouring the reek of desolation Their dank despair Moved His speech to leech the air "Behold the golden door To paradise is lost So praise Me as you raised your Lord And I shall thaw this gnawing frost" Another fall from grace Whiplashed from the gates Half-naked and insane And destined for a spiteful Fate Wherein evil sought the shamed As pawns in greater stakes Across this cosmic game To win the hand Of darkness and Set Her in her rightful place "Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow thou shalt eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall bring it forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return." [Genesis 3:17-19] At the throat of the human race With claws engorged and poised to rake With that the pact was sealed And as creation reeled Bewitched oration filled The hearts of all Who came to crawl Upon these earthen fields A sombre lot to till A wracked black acid song Spat from the massive throng Of Seraph knelt along The deep red welt to domination [!+!]Damned In Any Language (A Plague On Words) "And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon, and the Dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not. Neither was their place found anymore in Heaven.