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(July 31 1997 / Vermont)

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Cross My Heart

I'll cross my heart,
but I do not hope to die.
If the reaper takes me,
I will not run away,
neither will I invite him to stay.

Death is neither a friend, nor foe.
And yet he has so many enemies,
waiting to win a victory over him,
but he smiles coldly and knowingly,
for he knows that he cannot lose.

Submitted: Friday, June 08, 2012


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Another one inspired by Children of Bodom, this time it was the song, 'Follow the Reaper'. I am not afraid of dying, but that doesn't mean that I want to die.

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  • Simon Odhiambo (7/23/2012 8:14:00 AM)

    The battle of wits...Death is neither friend nor foe!

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  • Alex Medina (6/9/2012 7:21:00 AM)

    I love this poem. But I think Death can lose, in a way.

  • Damein Taylor (6/8/2012 10:51:00 PM)

    wow that is very good, , , , that might inspire a poem that i've been thinking about writing and i will give you the credit of inspiration.

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