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Below is the poem of the day entitled Duel at Dusk which was written by poet arthur vaso.

Duel at Dusk

The sun was setting, as it usually does
The town a ghost town, the main street all but silenced
The wind blowing leaves and dreams to and fro
The tension in the air was palpable

The few souls about all peering out shuttered windows
When in from the west, came a storm
Her name was Serena Storm, 
They shivered in her wake, the poetess of dead lovers

Then over to the east side, riding in slow and steady
The grim reaper or so it seemed, hollowed eyes
Dead soul and dark mind, his side arm at the ready
The greatest duel in history, right here

In the town of Nowhere

The setting sun reflected of her dark long coat
The last tear drop, falling to its death in the dust
She stared ahead, face blank
Daring, with a glare, shoot me, shoot me, try

He dismounted his horse, called Heartless Soul
His eyes slits, staring down the curvaceous storm pacing untoward
His hand inside his coat, slowly pulling out a mickey
He belted down a shot or three, 

In the town of nowhere

They both paced, hands at their side
Closer and closer, the saloon keeper
Not quite sure his bottle would be paid in full
Then as quickly at the sun set……

Vaso drew first. 
The finest long black quill one ever saw
His other hand dropped his bottle
Magically a writing pad appeared

Serena drew second, pen at her side
The color of blood, and for good reason
She too tablet in hand, putting ink to paper
As they both furiously wrote

In the town of Nowhere

Hearts were murdered
The meaning of life was hanged not long after
Love was beheaded
The main street a river of blood

A storm of tears washing away crimson desires
An empty vassal, Vaso’s insides already dead
Dropping his pen, he pulled out his sword of mourning
The duel to end, as he lopped off his own head

She dropped paper and pen to the ground
She faced down the grim reaper, and it’s he who is dead
The only one to know, his name was Arthur
King of the dark, ruler of lost dreams

In the town of Nowhere

The poetic duel of the century
Both won and lost
Long ago

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  1. Date: 1/26/2015 1:18:00 PM

    Wow!! Very spirited. Love it!! Congrats! Feel free to share it on this page also!

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 1:00:00 PM

    Hey you!!! Show off! ;) Poem of the day AND week!!! Way to go...You are the fastest quill in the west, buddy. Hugs to you and lots of congrats.

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 12:38:00 PM

    very beautifully painted arthur congratulations on poem of the day pal

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 10:12:00 AM

    This legend of ink and blood will be told to generations to come . . . how the soul was pierced by words sharp and deadly . . . yes, words do kill. Love this poem . . . it has a EA Poe feeling. Outstanding dear friend. 7

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 9:37:00 AM

    An interesting story with layers of meaning. Congratulations on your piece being chosen poem of the day.

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 8:57:00 AM

    I'm cheering for you, Arthur! Poem of the week and poem of the day...way to go!! Big congrats...hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 1/26/2015 7:41:00 AM

    Hey Arthur, very cool poem of the day! This is truly a masterpiece! Love it! 7!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/26/2015 8:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard! You are as always too kind.
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 8:10:00 PM

    BOOM a one shot wonder Arthur, you've won this battle all quill pens down, my paper lies blank, for no inspirational work can beat this work, you caught me by surprise but I loved every minute of it completely great job my friend, keep these coming, cheri

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Cherl, and yes I have been called a one shot wonder before! LOL Not sure that was good thing
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 12:23:00 PM

    Awesome Arthur! You managed to keep my attention from beginning to end. Love your golden pen, even if it drips blood. #7 // paul

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Paul, much appreciated!!
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 11:14:00 AM awesome write and duel to the finish. Losing your head is a small price to pay for your artistry! Have a blessed day...hugs, Rhonda

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well I was using poetic license I sure hope I still have my head!!!! Thanks for your kind words Rhonda, I may ask you for some help later! :)
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 9:10:00 AM

    I just love this. Its freakin awesome! I love how you put yourself in it literally! The whole theme is a great idea. The pictures help bring in the reader! Lol Arthur king of the dark. Really cool. Hey I was listening to "Centuries"by Fall out boy. Check it out. I'm stuck on it.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Meg and yes I will go listen!!!!
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 7:21:00 AM

    OMG this was amazing! I love your stories always, and this one, dang this one was awesome.!. bravo!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Cas you are just so so so Sweet!!!!!! thank you
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 7:09:00 AM

    Wow Arthur, you had me at three belts....what a beautiful duel with Katei ....a7 and favorite

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    After a hockey game we shall see who drinks who under the table!
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 2:32:00 AM

    This was just something else, I love it Art, you know except for that part at the end where I kill you, "your pen has murdered me a thousand times, with the beauty of your lines".... If you don't mind I may tinker with this in this up coming week..... The reaper huh? 7

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh noooo I have to grow a beard now? LOL :)
    Black Avatar Scarlet Black Date: 1/25/2015 2:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh and P.S., you can't cut off that pretty bearded (guessing) head of yours. I don't want to duel against such a powerful pen, unless its a hugging duel. Lmao.. Thanks for the smile, i needed it.
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 1:49:00 AM

    What an epic write! Goodness gracious me...You just blazed with this. I'm sure Serene will LOVE IT. I thought it's quite superb. The photos...amazing. GOOD ONE, ARTHUR!! Not happy you lopped off your own head, but.....

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso Date: 1/25/2015 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much Eileen! Hugs

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