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rogue nightmares

I am the lion of the serengeti 
the lion who circles the boma 
listening for the yelp of the hyenna 
watching the buzzards drop from the sky 
I am the lion because the wild is my father 
and nature is my mother and the instinctive killing nature runs in my blood 
I am the eater of death the carrion carrier of the dead 
I help the cycle of life complete its revolution 
I am the lion because unity says I am 

I am the lion the ghost and the darkness I cricle the villages listening for the faint cries of infants the smell of flesh excites my senses 
I am the image projected through your nightmares 
the fangs the claws the devilish piercing eyes reflecting back at you with no sense of mercy just a lust for hunger I am the lion because the law of the universe says i am 

I am the great white shark who swims 50 feet per second no man can out swim me 
I am the great white who can detect the faintest drop of blood miles away 
whos eyes  are darker than any abyss or the deepest point of any ocean 

the emptiness of my eyes strike the universal fear into the hearts of all who encounter my presence. 
I am the great white whos teeth out number the generations of your family 
whos teeth are as sharp as a seraded edge knife who leave mangled body parts floating
as nothing more than mere debris in my domain. 
the domain of my ancestor the leviathan 
I  am the great white who resides in my mothers womb forever 
I am the great white who no man can tame for the law of the universe and the spirit of my ancestors will not allow man to cage me but to put forth fear into the hearts of men  and cage and bind the imaginations of men 
I am the great white a solitary creature of the deep to cross me is to pay the toll to the fairyman into the land of the dead 
I am the great white because the law of the universe says i am  


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  1. Date: 12/13/2011 4:25:00 PM
    Wildly wonderful and full of gory images. Releases the strange feral feelings I get sometimes.

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 3:14:00 AM
    gnarly!!! well written, too, oh my ~N