Devil Incarnate

Devil Incarnate

He ordered
the finest whisky
as he sat at the bar
and buried his head
The time had come
It would be a long night
Looming
He considered in dread
 
His clothes were ill fitting
They had seen better days
He looked disheveled 
he knew, but couldn’t care
His thoughts on his purpose
As he nursed his drink
Focused
Avoiding the glare
 
Nine fifteen, his mark entered
the noisy bar
Full of swagger
and arrogance
He knew it was him
There was no question
Relaxed
He ignored the dissonance
 
Finding a seam in the throng
he worked his way through
Sliding onto the bench
next to his target
Pressing a gun
into the man’s side
he fired
Killing the devil incarnate
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
 
In response to Jim Adams Prompt of “I Shot the Sheriff”
On Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

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Seam

Bench
 
Image by shauking from Pixabay 

  12 comments for “Devil Incarnate

  1. May 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Christine, this is a lovely poem and I really enjoyed it.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2019 at 9:10 am

      My first reply didn’t go through 😏 Well Jim I thought I’d keep the mystery of who shot the sheriff going. 🤣

  2. May 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I wonder what it was that triggered such a violent act.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Well I read Jim’s blog on “I Shot the Sheriff” this morning and realized no one actually knew why her was shot. So I wrote a poem in the same vein. 🙂 The Devil Incarnate was a dirty sheriff in my story so perhaps he was playing on both sides of the fence?

  3. May 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Wow! Great read.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Thanks so much Sadje 🙂

      • May 4, 2019 at 9:06 am

        You’re welcome Christine

  4. May 4, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Absolutely amazing. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Thank Jay-lyn. I went to the dark side like you do sometimes! 🙂💕 It was ok!

      • May 4, 2019 at 12:03 pm

        I really enjoyed. Nice imagery and the story telling…..😄😄💖💖

  5. May 4, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    This is good.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Ted! 🙂

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