If I were the DevilÖ
If I were the devil, I might do so many things,
That could bring the world to my rule;
I could let people think it was for their own good,
Even if I treated them cruel.
I might invent some feelings of guilt and envy,
And sadness and lust and shame;
Anger, ludeness, misgivings,
Mistrust, greed and fame.
Then I could put people through all kind of torment,
And tempt them off of their path;
Make them go against all they hold as good,
Their drama could be for my laugh.
If I were the devil, I might pretend Iím a god.
And put forth a book with all the answers;
Then insist people to follow it religiously,
And to give me a good percent of their purse.
I could convince some people to work for me,
And find joy in my coin or paper;
I could get them to believe in what I want,
And to take play in my schemes and capers.
For all the world could be my stage,
And all creatures just ponds on my board;
Iíd play the game with my set of rules,
And get people to play really hard.
I could trick them, deceive them,
Tempt and tempt some more;
I could urge them to give their life to me,
And it would be me that they would adore.
It could be for my amusement,
And I could watch with delight and glee.
All life could have no value,,
Without the blessings blessed from me.
But you see, Iím not a devil,
I try to be a really nice guy;
And since Iím not a devil,
I really do have to try.
Try also to stay clear of some devil,
Who thinks that theyíre a god;
Who has some power over me,
As if I was their pond.
I wouldnít like it one bit,
So I treat others with the respect their due.
I live to honor no devil,
I live to honor you.
All life has a worth unto itself,
And shouldnít be played with, or cursed, or tempted.
We must not believe in or become a devil,
No matter how it is presented.
No one has the right to bedevil a life,
And play with us for their own amusement.
It is better to be nice and share in the plight,
And take care of each otherís attunement.
So if I were the devil, Iíd give up my old ways;
And be nice to the world and be gracious;
Iíd treat all with the respect their due,
As if all life were so precious.
One of my highest blessings is that Iím not a devil,
And I stay clear of the devilís play.
But perhaps Iím cursed to believe that by some devil,
I just think that Iím clear of devilish ways.