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~ The Reaper ~

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Rex Allen McCoy
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The Reaper
~~~


Speak  not  these  words
this  is  no  game
Do  not  even  whisper
the  authors'  name
Their  forces  watch
from  every  crack
They're  out  in  force
so  watch  your  back
~
When  I  am  dead
flesh  rotten  away
Bones  hung  in  sun
for  wind  to  play
Twist  off  my  scull
and  carve  these  words
Then  send  it  to  these
computer  nerds
~
They  write  the  games
of  blood  and  gore
Teach  empty  heads
to  kill  and  more
They  lead  us  through
a  senseless  slaughter
They  twist  your  son
and  then  your  daughter
~
Carve  these  words
and
carve  them  deep
Kiss  your  ***  good-by
when  grim  comes
to  reap

~~~


 I'm not ugly!
I'm just visually challenged!



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Meadowmuse
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1 posted 03-23-2000 12:11 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Yikes! This is a very potent piece of poetry! So descriptive and foreboding...such a powerful message. It gave me a shiver, Rex.

~ Claire
serenity blaze
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2 posted 03-23-2000 12:13 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Rex Allen, Rex Allen, this is so clever!
You always manage to surprise me.
Glad to see your name in the forum again.
you have been missed!
David2
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3 posted 03-23-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for David2   Email David2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for David2

Wow! This is certainly powerful. It is very dark and maybe more than I would like to admit exists in reality,but it is definitely moving which is the one true barometer for poetry.
        David2

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PhaerieChild
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4 posted 03-23-2000 02:11 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

This is so dark but so much a part of our reality. You presented it in such a powerful way. Excellent read!!

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


Rex Allen McCoy
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5 posted 03-23-2000 10:10 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Thanks everyone ... without a funny punchline must have been the biggest surprise here

Rex}<{{{{o>
Tess
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6 posted 03-23-2000 10:27 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

OHHHH scary..creepy..shivers down the spine..but I LIKE it!!
Mind you I also love electrical storms and ghost stories!!  

Seriously, I thought this had an interesting and ture message to it as well, violence begets violence, the games children play makes you wonder what our world will be like. And THAT IS scary

Tess

 "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two
bodies."
-Aristotle

Denise
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7 posted 03-23-2000 10:30 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, Rex, the absence of a punch line took me by surprise. Great writing, though.

Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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8 posted 03-23-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Watches her back....ohhhh....I'm glad I'm not on the recieving end here  
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


9 posted 03-24-2000 12:59 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Had a request for some darker stuff
Glad to see people reading this
wasn't sure if it would be well recieved

Rex}<{{{{o>
 
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