There's a Heaven above and a Hell below,
And in each of them there's somebody you know,
One a God, right of bright and light,
One a foul-forged devil, lion of the night.
Take good care of who you trust,
Good God above or the demon of lust,
The Prince of Peace on whom truth relies,
Or the prince of darkness, the father of lies.
Put faith in Christ and all His deeds,
He who breaks not bruised reeds;
Or be greeted by the devil's smile:
"Welcome down, child, I've been waitin' awhile."
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved
This poem was a finalist in the November 2022 poetry contest