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Pit and Pendulum

Forgive if I borrow, write and craft some sorrow
Beg and steal, I give you this now and tomorrow
Pen me under stars, pit me against the best
I'll write you a sonnet, put your heart to the test

Cause darlin I gotta know what it feels like
To taste glory, bring heaven from hell's pike
I need to pen a haiku and be through 
Oh you thought that I meant with you? 

Hell, darlin, I am seeking fame and fortune
I'll pull down stars and ink a supernova
This year I no longer stand by till it's over
Pits and Pendulum's buried under sandy dune

Desert? I will cross it then, a thousand times
Water to quench my thirst from otiose rhymes
But yet, I'll pen my name in the stars for it
Bleed heart and soul for it
But you'll find me... at the edge of a razor.

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  1. Date: 7/29/2012 8:52:00 PM
    love poetry like this,,,,, good one Tim ;}

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Hi Tim, Surely fame and fortune are elusive; usually happens after we are dead and someone else collects the royalties! May your journey be filled with wonderful poems like this! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 3:51:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your very impressive work..The creativeness and descriptiveness were excellent..Sara

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 7:56:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your outstanding poetry this morning Tim. This week has flown by. I hope you enjoy your weekend and find the inspiration to write some more during this time. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 3:54:00 AM
    Enigmatic write Tim. What I can see here is a picture of a passionate writer seeking for fame and fortune. It is a piece with varied interpretation which makes it interesting. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for commenting on my poem. It is a pleasure to meet you in PS. Love Dalila

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 11:47:00 PM
    Tim, i'm okay with borrowing.. especially if your are doing it for a good cause... love your poem... Enjoyed stopping by tonight, have yourself a wonderful Friday! ;-) always,..pd

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 6:18:00 PM
    such a beautiful rant, tim... you paint mixed colors on an emotional tapestry... congrats on your win in my contest!.. oh, i'm miss nette, really .. would love the mrs. if ever i.... lol!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:45:00 PM
    A very interesting way of writing about writing itself, and I love the images of sharpness, the pendulum and the edge of a razor!!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 4:41:00 PM
    You will never hungr or thirst for romance if you can write poetry like this, Tim. What a pledge of love! Excellent work, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 3:37:00 PM
    Great write my friend! I like crafting some sorrow myself, great line there!! We all seek fame and fortune, especially if you're a wandering poet! I really enjoyed your poem this evening! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 3:20:00 PM
    Powerful words and phases of the soul, enjoyed the read, love,vie