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random lives

The reaper reaps in random ways
no signpost warns of last lived days
but ancient ears can hear the sound
of thundered hooves upon the ground
 
on blackened steed with fiery breath
the sickle scythes of pending death
with slackened reins the reaper rides
as changing gait our fate decides
 
and now the day on random ground
the sickles path has laid us down
and on he rides for those to come
whose random lives soon now be done
 
till silence falls the fields around
and winter snows make white the ground
we rest awhile with random friends
and in the spring anew begins
 
as clover lines the babbling brooks
and flowers spring from tiny nooks
and deer and rabbit come to graze
the reaper reaps in random ways
 
and so again that day will be
with promise new of destiny
till thundered hooves of blackened steed
the reaper comes again.

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  1. Date: 11/16/2009 3:51:00 PM
    lovely write!light & love

  1. Date: 1/8/2009 12:52:00 PM
    Beautiful, poignant write here, Mike. You really painted almost a Elizabethian photograph here ... very well-deserved selection to be a feature this week at the Soup. Congratulations to you and hope to read more of your writing soon!!

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 5:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a finalist and having your poetry featured. Love Carol

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 4:42:00 PM
    Well done, Mike! A great poem, and well deserved to be among the final entrys! Good luck! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 9:54:00 AM
    Mike - Seems to me like a double congratulations is in order – A Finalist and a featured poem – Great Job – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 6:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a featured finalist this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 4:13:00 AM
    Mike - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 9:17:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 4:27:00 PM
    Mike - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 3:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 3:33:00 PM
    Hello Mike Welcome to PS! Congratulations on your wonderful poem making the semi-finals and best of luck in the finals!! Love Light Truth Patricia