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The tapered blade glinted in the fast fading moonlight
It slipped so easy between the ribs on this, another murderous night
Swiftly the body was denuded of all his earthly goods
As the bladed murderer slipped off, into the nearby darkening woods.

The tapered blade reappeared two nights from that deed
No one took notice, the warnings they did not heed
The blade did flash the body fell, gurgling sounds did rise
As the body crumpled the life blood gone, twas no real surprise.

A vigilante, they declared, was on the prowl at night
Two evil men had been attacked and given more than just a fright
The death toll rose week by week, but none could tell the tale
The man with the tapered blade, not once his deadly blade did fail.

The bloody murderer with the blade came to a crossroads in his life
He stood between three roads marked Hope, Despair and Strife
Onto his knees he fell, he prayed and asked “Which road do I take?”
I have done your bidding Lord; help me my choice to make.

Looking down from heaven on high the Lord was angered so
“I never told you to act as judge and everyone will know.
Behind you a fourth road is opening this one is called Retribution.
Take that one if you dare I say, but expect no absolution.”

The murderous vigilante, his thanks did express in supplication
He took the given road, not realising this act was in its self the causation
Of the opening of a doorway where stood the Reaper with his scythe
As the curved blade came down, he watched his victim writhe.

The Grim reaper did smile his daily task he did so enjoy 
To be given a soul to keep, would keep his devils in happy employ
So if you take the path-the one marked retribution
Remember at the end of it may not be the hoped for or best solution.

©5/11/2102 ~GG~

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  1. Date: 9/8/2014 11:46:00 AM
    love this type of your poetry,,,,,,

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Gail's "Standing At A Crossroad" contest Mandy. Love, Carol

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/15/2012 12:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi there and thanks for that Carol xx hugs
  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Good morning, Mandy,,:-) Congratulations in Gails "Standing At A Crossroads " contest, deep meaning... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 3:06:00 PM
    congrats to you dear lady, a wonderful poem....

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:49:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Mandy

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:48:00 AM
    wow, that was sure an intense poem. You went all out with that challenge!!! Great job, Mandy.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/9/2012 1:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andy xx
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 6:50:00 AM
    Excellent poetry Mandy, enjoyed it. Love, vie soupmail

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/9/2012 1:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Never received the mail Vie xx
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 6:30:00 AM
    a very creative poem friend Mandy..i like it...thanks for sharing :) and thanks for dropping by.. hugs!!! :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 4:41:00 AM
    this is an exceptional piece Mandy, scary, and very well written...

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 5:56:00 PM
    This is a great poem of the cross roads of life. Thanks for sharing this with us. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Great story told in poetic form..Reads like a winner in the Crossroads contest..Thanks for stopping by my work..Your comments were so uplifting..Great imagination you have to be able to do this one..Sara

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Dear MandyTams, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. This is an amazing Pen I think I have already chosen the "road of Retribution" YOUR comment on my blog has intrigued me LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege... HG (Harry"

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 12:59:00 AM
    Amazing work. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 6:35:00 PM
    interesting write Mandy...he who lives by the wishes

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 2:34:00 PM
    sow an you reap ....great verse liked heaps....vengeance is mine saith the lord....

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Hi Mandy very deep write here, but oh so true, what goes around comes around, all the best Owen

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/5/2012 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Owen , thanks for giving it a read and comment . hope you are keeping well xx
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 8:18:00 AM
    Dear Mandy - Yuckkkkkk. and absolutely fantastic especially in the gory part. I love your choice of words and descriptions. and "would keep his devils in happy employ" is so evily gleeful. Kathy

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/5/2012 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol, love, the evily gleeful ,and thanks xx