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Fear perhaps most the pulsing cries of funeral bells in the distance,
Though there are worse things than death.

I have watched the mouse face the cat,
Watched it make final stand
Watched also the student who sits alone in the corner,
Watched silent, the way that a man's eyes shift side to side as he considers options,
Plots routes of escape and waits for his Lady to arrive in the flaming airs
Righteous fury.

Perhaps death is not the worst of things, the grinding of clockwork
To a halt, the way the breath stills.
I wonder if the sudden darkness would not be for the fox facing the hounds
A boon, the struggle edited,
For perhaps it is not the death that frightens
But the dreading, fearing future fear,
Fearing that which comes slowly like some terrible beast
With slow mind and slow feet.
It has been a long time since I crafted verse! I'm rusty.
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gamerfreq Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i like it it really cool
archelyxs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
I know about that fearing future fear. God it's rough. :coffeecup:
LastRefugee Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would argue against it being rusty. Your craft may not have been exercised in quite some time, but it still rings true.

Also, Jesus, long time no see. Next time everyone's back in Mad-town, we've got to get people together.
JuliusScipio Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Writer
haha. Thank you for the kind words!

Indeed, we should make this happen
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