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Accidental Death

Should I be frightened
of what's on the next page?
Perhaps in some strange way
what is revealed can be controlled?
Am I afraid of the future?
Do pieces point dismal disaster?
Can kind conditions be conjured?
A powerful form of writing
That creates what is written!
These sentences betray my fear.
What if I accidentally write myself out?
Have you ever heard of a poet
killed in the line of duty?

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  1. Date: 11/18/2010 4:01:00 PM
    Cool and creative piece James.. definitely something to ponder for all poets and writers alike.. interesting your intricate lines of questioning .. intriguing too.. enjoyed with luv..

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Very, very deep poem, James. What would happen if everything we wrote came to pass? And worse, if we wrote ourselves out? I guess this would be "killed in the line of duty" for a poet. Excellent writing. Quite compelling. Best wishes, carolyn

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 12:31:00 PM
    o wow,, a very odd and cool write,, liked the last three lines,,. enjoyed,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 12:29:00 PM
    Yoiu have penned very thought provoking expressions on Accidental death, James