Soul Contract


Soul Contract

Soul Contract

The idea bred false conclusions

And a fateful contract

Signed in blood

Ancient text with ancient rite

Demon summoning

Lonely crossroads

It sounded easy

No payment due

Saved until a future day

Bargaining with your soul

What’s the value

None can say

They rather trade it away

Earthly pleasures

They’re easy to see

Wealth, fame, power

Living life so lavishly

Yet time

Time’s a mortal enemy

Try not to think

That eternal damnation

A constant cycle of cremation

But only after pain

And so much suffering

Distract yourself

Try not to see

Deal with it eventually

You want it now


Eternal youth and diamond rings

Pleasures only flesh can bring

Forgotten was the ancient spell

Your private highway

Your road to hell

Tied now to the hourglass

Amazing run will travel fast

The pact fulfilled

The payment due

Now he comes

Comes for you


Famous Pacts with Demons

Robert Johnson – American Blues Musician – His shadowy life and early death at age 27 gave rise to the legend that he traded his soul to the devil for fame and fortune

Johann Faust – Fifteenth century alchemist, astrologer, and magician whose life became the focal character in the popular tale of Dr. Faust who entered into a pact with Mephistopheles, exchanging his soul for 24 years of service.

Urbain Grandier – A French Catholic priest who was burned at the stake for witchcraft in 1634.  One of the documents used in his trial was a pact between the devil and Grandier, written in Latin and covered in strange markings.  It was known as the  Pactum foederis Urbani Grandieri.

Additional Reading

If you enjoyed reading the Soul Contract & would like to know more about the writer:

R.J. Schwartz is an American Poet and Author.

His complete works on The Creative Exiles Website can be found here

The Gypsy Thread is a huge collection of his original work

Ralph also writes on HubPages

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