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Who By Decree

Upon human frailties
the collectors will prey
and who by decree
does ask for my soul

Cold is the night
colder still the shadow
that walks beside me

Knowing well
to whom it belongs
no,I need not see the eyes

For they would glow
an ocean blue
flecks of fire
from within
would streak across
like fury

You've come to collect
but I've not yet given
of what was asked

Return to me that which you
have so willingly taken
for it is you that is in default
not I

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This is a poem from my not yet published manuscript Leaving Daylight. from the night section
Editing stage: 
Content level: 
Not Explicit Content


Scrooge! Sorry, I know it's not Christmas and I am no hurry to see the winter come; but it's all that I could think of. I like it, can't wait until you give us more. ~ Geez.

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I see what you mean and followed your advice. It reads better now thanks. Duplicate no I may have another with the same title I will check though lol It was meant to be dark


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Chrys, this is very provocative! yes, and dark...which makes it really exciting... I want more! keep them hungry and wanting more, lol!

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