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Poem: Tempting Death

Updated on December 13, 2012

Tempting Death

Like flies that have out lived their stay, each to drop to their dismay.

One life at a time.


Tempting and fair is she,

With lips that stain and give their fee.

Such lustful ways she sings about,

The kiss of death she takes life out.

You can not run, you can not hide,

For when she calls she has her pride.

She'll take your life and with her kiss,

If you she wants, there is no miss.

So live your life in time you'll see,

Death will come and beckon thee.

By M.V.


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      Foxies Words 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      Phillydreamer, that is very interesting. I was unaware of the old crone legend until your comment. I like how creepy it is. haha

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. =)

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      The old crone is one of the scariest faces of death to me, because it is said that she comes for those who are meant to suffer after death. Very nice flow to your words. Thanks for bringing this to the challenge.

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      Foxies Words 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      @Reynold Jay, thank you for your kind words. I must admit, however, it took little to no time at all. But each word was thought out and placed accordingly. Thank you for your acknowledgement.

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      Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      This had to to take some time to get it SO PERFECT. This could well be used in lit classes as a sample of a classic poem. For me, each thought , each word is perfetly placed. WELL DONE and Beautiful.