The Scale

The devil in humble garments appeared before me

Offering to weigh the gold and gems

Of mortality

Against the harp and gown of eternity.

On the right side lay

All pleasures and feasts.

To the left lay all morality.

Blindfolded by the heavenly host

The devil held up the scale for all to see.

For a moment to the right it began to dip

When I saw in the air a divine hand  

Put a finger to the left.

The scale wavered and began a new

To tip.


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