A Mighty Foe

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    A Mighty Foe

    Hectic-
    darkness settles in;
    the scent of death
    draws ever near!
    The task at hand,
    it cannot be said
    we fled nor challenged circumstance.
    The battle hymn,
    it plays on;
    the sound of cries
    of pain and fear.
    Death sets forth
    with skill and might;
    his touch will gather
    souls this night.
    His army follows each command
    without question
    nor of doubt.
    After all life is short;
    a gift born of sport.
    Why are we than,
    pawns of chance-
    come and join me;
    may I have this dance.
    Twirl and spin,
    the music sweeps
    along the path
    we can but perceive.
    And with each breath
    with certainty;
    we draw closer
    to mortality;
    skill and strength,
    matter little
    when in struggle-
    death your foe;
    fight and pray
    for your immortal soul.

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    dumplin commented on A Mighty Foe

    10-23-2009

    I feel the struggle between right and wrong...heaven and hell, in this piece. Nicely written!

    Bethane1978 commented on A Mighty Foe

    10-23-2009

    Wow. Tha was really great. Keep writing. I look forward to reading more.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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