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Fear the Guillotine

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I'm reading "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens and it inspired this poem.

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Fear the Guillotine

Sharpened blades that gleam and sparkle, Like the stars above so bright that shine; He'll watch reflecting crooked smiles, As they watch his death before they dine. They laugh and smirk and hackle greatly, And tell crude jokes and drink red wine; He'll watch their thirsty eager eyes, As they watch his death before they dine. Animal-like due to greed and boredom, Indifferently, they'll take their time; He'll watch the sharped blade fall down, As they watch his death before they dine.

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  1. Date: 2/10/2012 10:07:00 PM
    I love your sense of dark humor and your unique style of writing.

  1. Date: 2/10/2012 4:57:00 PM
    It takes skill to bring poetry to outside the box subjects. Great job

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 3:11:00 PM
    I like the repetition, it works well here. God bless, with love, Cindy