Satan rebels and fallen angels follow him
to the underworld – wings clipped, eyes ablaze
with red like the demons they are.
Stand atop this holy hillside and survey the city –
if you are the Messiah, then prove it.
God has won these battles, but the war
is far from over. Look at the world, tell me,
do you see the will of God?
Look in the slums,
in the wickedness of men’s eyes,
then ask yourself:
Does this battle still not rage on?
Note: This poem was inspired by Paradise Lost, the epic poem published in the 17th century and written by John Milton.