A Heathen And The North Side

… and they [Foolishly]
The Devil’s Door
… before
he had Escaped.
The ‘North Side’
… Contained…
is not a good idea.
The ‘Unbaptised’,
the ‘Heathen’…
like the Earth
of a Suicide’s Grave
… let Loose
amongst your Flock.
Those who
‘Play With Fire’
don’t just get Burnt,
they Fail via Ignorance…

Author’s Note: The Devil’s Door used to be built into the North Side of Medieval Churches in the United Kingdom, which were often constructed upon Pre-Christian Sacred Sites, to let the Pagans enter to still worship in their own way. Hence, ‘The North Side’ is a loose term for all things Heathen, Sinister, and Ungodly. Pagan I was born, and Pagan I remain.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.