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The Devil Eats a Hearty Breakfast.

Does god eat?
Some theologian must have decided,
back in medieval times perhaps.
Eating too much is gluttony; a close call.
Corn flakes or a little fruit perhaps.

Man must eat.
But breakfast is the difficult event,
infuenced by our mood, and our actions
on the night before. Oh my poor head!
My shame won't let me face such fare.

The devil though
has gluttony as a virtue; in reverse.
Must give example to his sinning flock;
breakfast on ham, eggs and champagne.
The devil eats a hearty breakfast.

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