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The Four Horsemen

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Christopher
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0 posted 10-24-1999 11:43 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

The Four Horsemen


four specters astride
four skeleton steeds
four demons implied
four terrible deeds

with insects and worms
wrought pestilence foul
the wiggle and squirm
beneath ragged cowl

diseases and germs
masses scream and howl
skin rotted that burns
fear deep in their bowels

comes blight there's no grain
famine kills the fields
emptiness brings pain
our stomachs annealed

laughter takes the rain
dirt's bare and congealed
fear comes with this bane
our weak fate is sealed

then foul burden of man
when battles erupt
war twisting his hand
to ply the corrupt

fires of anger fanned
on our blood he sups
each wound he has planned
our hate fills his cup

death nightmare statue
soulless eyes of black
points a hand at you
one touch no way back

leads evil straight through
imminent attack
‘cross night's clouded hue
through the world they hack

so gather your fears
and have a good sin
apocalypse nears
with the four horsemen


[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 10-25-1999).]
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 10-24-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Very effective!! I like this - though it's scary - and the format is excellent...I kept reading faster and faster.....
Watcher666
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2 posted 10-24-1999 11:54 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Excellent work here Wolf Pup.Very well done!!

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3 posted 10-25-1999 12:31 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

You tell the story well Christopher!


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4 posted 10-25-1999 07:19 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very nice Christopher - You've done a wonderful job - so much so that I'm going out now to gather my fears and have a good sin..
Michael
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5 posted 10-25-1999 12:20 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Excellent verse, Chris, the story unfolds wonderfully...

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


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7 posted 10-25-1999 12:27 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Chris,
Well done a very good job.
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8 posted 10-25-1999 04:22 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Could serve as a theme for the coming of the millenium. Good work, Christopher.
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9 posted 10-25-1999 06:44 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hehehe - a dark offering indeed, though I find it hard to sense personal darkness in this - its quite generalised. Particularly biblical, though you might not agree - in fact its themes put me in mind of the 17th centuries classic depictions of death. I like 'have a good sin' - interesting way of putting it. Not sure of 'each would he has planned' though I adore 'fires of anger fanned' - and as usual your rhyme scheme is faultless! You, my dear, are just too talented!
Christopher
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10 posted 10-25-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

devine one- yes, it is scary...and only after I posted did I realize I did it here instead of dark...oops!

dark lurker of the shadows, pepper, sey- Thank you!!!

nan- make it a VERY good sin!

Michael- thank you brother, glad you see the story in the rhyme!

Balladeer- thank you as well sir, but maybe we should write one called The Four Horsemen Of The Y2K Bug!

K- Quite right actually! (and a side note: "would" was supposed to be "wound" Oops!)


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11 posted 10-26-1999 01:57 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Well now, this is quite the pleasant surprise. Makes me feel right at home it does and comfortable to boot.

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
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