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Final thought

I hear the thunder of the foot soldiers
and smell the reek of their expedition

I feel the cold of the steel they clamp 
to mine wrist
and the rough of the hemp about mine 
throat

I hear the last word of the commander
and the plank beneath my boots; 

its instant crack

I sense the sudden slow gust of wind
rise up mine chin and face
as mine last journey…

is down 

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  1. Date: 9/21/2011 6:28:00 PM

    Graphic description of a hanging James. I can't help feeling the rope around my own neck with this one.

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 2:08:00 PM

    The last gulp before the taught, as the rope tightens, another life nought. Excellent piece my poetry buddy. I so love your work James :) mega smiles 4 U

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 8:22:00 AM

    very very GOOD we are all there with you [shiver] Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 6:50:00 AM

    you make me reel on my seat, james... stunning! :) huggs to you, nette

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 10:33:00 PM

    GREAT job with this one .Really captures the horrible feeling, james. One of your best!

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 9:02:00 PM

    whew! Heavy duty write James. described much too well for comfort. masterful

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 8:50:00 PM

    Wow James., this is a great entry for the contest. Better not to know one's last hour. Thank you or your kind comments on my "Tragedy". Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 7:54:00 PM

    your fans have spoken and I concur!! Great work!! thanks for yor comments on my poetic workings.

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 7:47:00 PM

    Oh wow....powerful and frightening images....Wow indeed this one is like an episode of "Twilight Zone"! Excellent!

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 10:32:00 AM

    a last hour bonanza of breathtaking imagery James.. u defintiely need to enter into the contest by Robb if it is still open luv.. your words are so intense ..so ultra dramatic to the core of the eye read... fantastico.. my friend....as u..luv.

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 9:22:00 AM

    Enthralling piece James, I just love the images your evoke with it.. Hope your weekend was a great one *hugs* to Noah :)