Contract Killer



Tonight, I am…



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The cause to your lifeless effect

The heartless crime to your victim

Perpetuating every aspect 

With self-satisfying outcome


A smile pierces the darkness

Gleaming beneath the moon

Assuredly,  I’m harmless

To your pleading, I’m immune


It’s a little late now, isn’t it?

To escape your end, avoid your fate

I intend to have fun, I admit

Nothing was ever up for debate


Contracts speak louder than my given word

Even a hardened killer has bills to pay

I requested someone else,  for the record

But I see that we’re not making headway


We can do this the easy way for you

Or you can make it harder on yourself

Either way, to me, it’s not an issue

I’ve only come here to enjoy myself


Blood is accented well by moonlight

It reminds me what I really am

You need not be so very uptight

It’s all just a part of the program



© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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cynamans 4 years ago from Washington DC

wow what a great piece of work. I love the storyline and concept. Voted up and awesome. you are an amazing poet. keep up the great work.

best C


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Well - we all have our preferences. Mine are generally pretty broad and eclectic but sometimes I have to probe the value in a plot before I can get into its overriding violence. There is something about me which tends to be less eager to jump on popular bandwagons if they seem inherently foreign to my principles. Is that too old-fashioned or something?


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Nellie! it's been a while. Yeah I mean, this isn't quite your style, haha. Thanks for reading it :D


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

I guess you hadda be there. Maybe I'll check out the movie trailer at least. But your ditty is pretty much descriptive, according to more knowing comments. hehe

Oh - btw - what IS the movie title?

(I came to read your best-ever writ. Now I'll go look for it! )


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sarahowen 5 years ago from uk

very sinister, well written Ben


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

nighthag, thanks very much, I'm glad you liked it, cause if you didn't I might have to put YOUR name on the list ;]


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

this was great, a wonderful dark commentary on the contract killer and his mind set. loved it as always!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

arb, thank you sir

Ian, you are far more knowledgeable in such things haha, I just write what I feel. I suppose if it reminds you of other things, that's a good thing. Thanks


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

This reminds me of some kind of a black comedy after the lines of 'The Threepenny Opera' by Bertolt Brecht, or something by Damon Runyon. I'm being complementary here.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

Ben, Ben, Ben, I'm going to have to sit and read Frost to regain my love of fellow man. Actually, I liked the movie and you did a hell of a write and after all, I just came by to enjoy myself. Voted up


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

LMFAOOOO at Belly Bell Bel I heart it


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

oh by all means belly bell bel.

please do :D


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

I know my sorries friend I try I really do try to make my rounds I am horrible but I will read a few more so sorry once again ;)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

bella - I was pleasantly surprised to see a comment from you! :D

Thanks for checking it out.

haha, by the way, I thought the main female character in the movie was quite fine as well ;]


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Beny Ben Ben, What have we here a blood thirsty business man Mr. Oliphant is oh so sexy in this movie. I loved this poem very arousing in a murderous way!!

Smiles :)

bella


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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

Well damn, remind me not to get on your bad side lol Great work, Mr. Writings xD


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks all of you. :D


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Awesome, i like the rhyming too you did a good job! :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

a true hitman.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

A targeted display of predator and prey.;)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Business is just business.

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