TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL

 

(A cautionary tale for those enthralled by demagogues)

 

It gives such pleasure to dance with the Devil

He has picked you to join him

He looks in your eyes

It thrills and enthralls you

Gliding together

You whirl through the ballroom

Of troubling times

 

Oh, he seems to know you

Like no one has known you

His embrace emboldens and stimulates pride

 

Yes, he seems to know you

Like no one has known you

But you don’t see his treacherous side

 

Beware the dance with such Evil

For the pleasures that come

 Are bought at great peril

The self righteous are brought low only to find

The treasures they carry

Are hollow and useless

Abandoned with sorrow as the soiree subsides

 

Index