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Shadow of Death

I walk with a Crow
Above my head
I leave it to a Crow
To be my eyes
Be my protector
Through these nights

Lets go down the streets
Block One
Look at the crowd
Very loud
Surround sounds
As I walk with my Crow

Next block
Very dark
No crowd
Not loud
A couple peeps
Nothing neat
Nothing clean
Look at the trash
Plenty cash
But not a pretty task
If you wanna ask
As I walk with my Crow

Next block
Busy street
Pretty clean
Has a crowd
Gas station or two
It's nothing cool
Once a bullet comes through
Halloween, is everyday
Walking these streets
You wanna see my eyes
Look at my Crow
Wanna picture
Look up a Crow
Look at the picture
Look at the eyes
Remind you of mine
Who wanna make the crime
Make a shadow of death
Through the eyes of my Crow


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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:53:00 AM
    DELILAH, Congratulations on having your poem featured on the soups home page. Take care and enjoy the coming week. ~XOX~ *LINDA

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 1:28:00 PM
    You've been on PS for a long while, and I'm only discovering you now. This was a very atmospheric & gripping piece. I hope to see something new from you soon enough!

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 8:50:00 AM
    Awesome writing Delilah. Thank you my friend for your kind comments. Love, Carol