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Damocles (standard:poetry, 94 words)
Author: Reid LaurenceAdded: Aug 07 2011Views/Reads: 1298/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Just how frail is life when around any and every turn, danger could be waiting?
 



Sit under the sword 

That hangs by a thread 

And you may find out 

What Damocles said 

“My life is in check 

And makes me unsure 

A terrible wreck 

Insoluble cure” 

But ordinary life 

No difference or sage 

A book to endure 

How many the page 

And danger exist 

Around every turn 

A fire of time 

The book may well burn 

So sit in his place 

What difference to make 

When thread to consider 

We all must partake 

And biding of time 

The sword may well fall 

If by fate design 

Some cardinal hall


   


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