Vern's Surprise

When Vern got out of bed one morning,

he found with shock that from his head

There'd sprung a pair of gnarled horns

and that his skin was ashen red.


He found his slippers wouldn't stay

upon the hooves that were his feet.

They hadn't been there yesterday,

nor had, in fact, these jagged teeth.


Shaken with a sudden fear,

an awful realization,

he dashed up to the bathroom mirror,

and saw he'd become Satan.


"Damn," he said in fear and shame,

And the mirror burst into flames.


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