Excerpt from The Beasts of Earth and Sea

Chapter I

The Darkness of the Endless Beginning


The Abyss, a wonder before time

Lucifer’s gaze pierced darkness, ignited

As memories suffocated the newfound god

All he saw, a time away

Elder to Yahweh’s grand design

Truth stricken from the gospel


Eyes fell to Pandemonium

Wonderous siren of chaos’ song

Enriching beauty of deepest sin

Marvelous mind of intricate will

Her existence receding to true beginnings

Before the light born and morning known


A womb of unbroken spawning

Desires manifesting into children

Immortals of whom time would deem divine

As the stars, they flooded a primordial sea

The Abyss, their endless domain

Space for all save Yahweh, the Almighty




Lucifer lived as Pandemonium

Evoking an era anteceding genesis

Seeing the kingdom of the divine perish

Against the bottomless hunger

Of the one true deity above all

Yahweh’s monotheistic design dominating


Yahweh discarded

The title of God embraced

Pandemonium powerless

Claws of the greatest mother tremble

Will to slay her child nil

As ruin befell the darkness


God crafted Hell to banish perceived flaws

Fortifying supremacy atop the Infinite Throne

He evoked the Dirge of Darkness

Singing out on the first day of time,

“Let there be light!”

And thus the Morning Star took flight




Memories of a time long since departed

Truths of the earliest forever gone

As Pandemonium finally succumbed

Daring to drift into the nothingness

That realm of eternal silence

The truest Heaven Lucifer ever witnessed


Lucifer’s mind recalled his glorious birth

Perfect creation, pride infused light and fire

Born blind to a world gone wrong

Ignorant to truths his light had banished

As his eyes opened, the first day, witnessing

The one and only God


The darkness that remained, seethed

Fires that burned, empowered

Lucifer saw all with reaffirmed odium

The will of the Almighty

The serfdom to divine prophecies

“Curse thy lies, child of Pandemonium!”