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the death he saw, we do deplore, but only the messengers action, sign of the skull, and the face it bore, no sadness or satisfaction, i have been given the message too, Charley could be dead by monday, told old Crab, the word came true, heart attack, buried on sunday, a beer on the bar, we left for him, when we drank to him, that one day:( Don thank you Russell Sivvey "Within his Eye"

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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 7:09:00 PM
    I love these lines: "[...]the word came true,/heart attack, buried on sunday" ...conciseness at its best! If it's for Deborah's contest: a sure winner! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 5:44:00 PM
    This is a tremendous and wonderful write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this fantastic poem this evening! You have brought a smile to my face with this piece, you sure know how to come up with the most interesting poetry from mine! What a magnificent poem! Great Work!!