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The Snake Charmer

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The Snake Charmer

She has eyes like a magnet, that pulls one in
To a steel web where there is no escape
Then she licks her lips as she watches you
Tease and taunt you, tell you where you have been
And her evil smile, that is her type of rape
Telling you what will happen to you

A Black Widow Spider's heart and cold to the bone
A forked tongue of a snake and she will hiss
The Devil's child, you are her toy
The Queen of Evil sits on her throne
The kiss of death is her kiss
It is you she wants to destroy

You search for a way out, you beg to be free
Desperate, as if there is no hope
Crawling you are at your wit's end
She begs you to flee
To hang yourself, she gives you more rope
Then hugs you like a long lost friend

Freedom is something in a long lost dream
To the salt mines, ball and chain
Her poison, is your water to drink
All the time she is thinking of another evil scheme
So her pleasure will be your pain
Escape, is all you can think

For every tunnel has some light
After a fog lifts, there will be sunshine
Following every storm, it will be calmer
Sometimes it takes a lot of wrong to be right
And goodness will not die on the vine
Even the snake will bite the snake charmer

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  1. Date: 3/16/2010 12:40:00 PM
    intense poem, is this about the NM drug business?

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 11:09:00 PM
    Great last line there, danny, even the snake will bite the snake charmer! An enjoyable read! thanks for your comment to me today. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 2:21:00 PM
    wow, she is scary. but it's kind of cool how dark she is in a way during your first stanza. i like your character. keep it up.(: -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 8:25:00 AM
    I was really enjoying the poem, Danny, and you hit it out of the ballpark with your last verse. Every line is so profound! One for my favorites. Excellent! Love, Carolyn