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Shades of death



The shades of death a friend to befriend?
Or, an enemy to be foe?
Predications of judgments or victim of verdicts
Tis the course, which thee have ready chose

Here thee shall wait and here thee will lay
Deeds within thy life, motion picture mind scrolls to
"The Samaritan good"
Or selfishly seeking all the spoils unto thy goals?

Close your eyes, be at ease and take in thy rest
Fates thou must accept… unburden the weight
And the toll man should thee willingly greet
For his path to be led, which ends at keeper of thy gate

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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