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A.W. Nutter

“Off with his head!”
“Off with his head!”

What sin did I commit
To become your obsession
You forced me to submit
To your physical violations

A frightened little child
Bowing to his master
As the soul is defiled
The crowd grows louder

“Off with his head!”
“Off with his head!”

Pain, I learned to embrace
The torture haunts my dreams
Is this why I fell from grace
Depriving you of my screams

You lay me gently on my back
Viewing the guillotines blade
Blood sprays as it severs my neck
My vision lingering before it fades

Fully awake gasping for air
Emotions overtaken with dread
Believing it was another nightmare
Hearing the whispers beside my bed

“Off with his head!”
“Off with his head!”

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  1. Date: 12/18/2010 12:48:00 AM
    strong and captivating. I look forward to reading more of your poetry

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 5:52:00 PM
    Dam I need councilling. I love you work. I can feel me self changing blood dripping from me mouth. More. Sorry got to read the others. by the way “Off with his head!”

  1. Date: 9/30/2010 5:43:00 AM
    Wow! Your work is very intensely beautiful! Leaves one with no questions of your meanings! Thanks for the late night read.......

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 2:25:00 PM
    jim morrison said,"hate is a very underestimated emotion" i say it's a southbound lunatic locomotion

  1. Date: 8/25/2010 4:40:00 PM
    You have caught the essence of a true nightmare here in flat, precise language. Needless to say, that is not that easy to do. Regards, Gerard

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 10:58:00 AM
    Enjoyed this piece of poetry this afternoon and will definantly have to read more from you. Have a great day and these gems coming.

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 6:46:00 AM
    sorry i'm late with this, but time is a factor i'm afraid. But i do like the imagery here,awesome. Harry

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 3:11:00 AM
    Vivid images so awesomely done.. no words can explain the emotions while reading this piece..

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 4:06:00 PM
    I agree with all of the comments below.. Wondeful write My Friend... speechless!!

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 3:59:00 PM
    Well penned Anthony on a delicate subject matter .. u have exquisitely expressed with this impressive piece.. thankxxx for your special comment son my poetry tonight..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 4:10:00 AM
    Interesting composition of horror..Sad that some children go through this everyday of their lives..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 7:11:00 PM
    Anthony, is Gareth right? Is this a past-life memory? I have one as well and it frightened me all my life until I had a past-life regression performed by a licensed hypnotherapist. It gave me nightmares and I suspect you have them as well. Incredible poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 7:11:00 PM
    rough thoughts...well done! Glad you liked my silly poem!!

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 2:50:00 PM
    Wow. I can't even begin to describe how amazing I think this piece is :) -Echo

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 12:02:00 PM
    Oh my goodness! Fantastic piece Anthony! Past life???