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Tennessee Angel
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0 posted 06-07-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tennessee Angel

On a cold...rainy...Texas night,
running through the woods...is a man.
Desperately trying to keep out of sight.
A gun clutched tightly in his hand.

Panting heavily, through the forest he flees.
"My God"...he prays fervantly as he runs.
The Heavens are oblivious to his pleas,
for it is a terrible crime he has done.

His heart is encased by a shell of ice.
Intense fear runs through his veins.
He knows he is unable to pay the price.
He would never survive a life in chains.

The sweat flows freely off of his brow.
The muscles in his legs begin to ache.
He's bound to be caught for he's tiring now.
But run he must, for freedom's sake.

Not far behind, heavy footsteps urged him
to sprint even faster than before.
But, inside, his heart was burdened with sin
and he found he could run no more.

Was it fear, arrogance or maybe even shame,
that caused him to use his very own gun?
With one last attempt to ensure his fame...
With a single bullet he ended his fugitive's run.


 "That man has shown himself great who has never grieved in evil days and never bewailed his destiny." --Seneca
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Rhavin
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1 posted 06-07-2000 11:06 PM       View Profile for Rhavin   Email Rhavin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rhavin

Cool, poem!  Thought it was very well written.  Keep up the good work!
Aimster
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2 posted 06-07-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

this was wayyyy intense! i enjoyed
this a lot. thanks for posting. this
was written with a lot of detail. i
actually felt i was a part of this.
take care.
amy  

 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



Tennessee Angel
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3 posted 06-07-2000 11:51 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

Rhavin & Amy --  Thanks for you nice comments.  This is one that I worked on for a while, put it away and have now come back to.  It needs work still but it's one of my favorites.

 "That man has shown himself great who has never grieved in evil days and never bewailed his destiny." --Seneca
 
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