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  Never Utter The Word
by Sara L Russell
Sunday, May 09, 2004
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[Inspired by a horror film]

Never Utter The Word
Sara L. Russell 9th May 2004

Darkens the sky,
Sharpens the fear;
Open one eye,
danger is near.
Haven't you heard
The last of the least:
"Never utter the the word 
 that summons the Beast".

Draw in your breath
Claw back your time,
They whisper of death
Years after the crime
Hindsight's absurd;
Time's fabric is creased.
Never utter the word
That summons the Beast.

Bolt every door,
Hold onto prayer,
Never quite sure
That nothing is there.
Haven't you heard
The words of the priest?
"Never utter the word
 That summons the Beast".

Shrieking contrition,
Speaking in tongues,
Prayer: ammunition
From spiritual guns -
Yet our ditches are strewn
With the ones who knew least
Not to utter the word
That summoned the Beast.


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Reviewed by Mark Mahoney
A very well composed write, i enjoyed it very much, take care...Mark
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Much was uttered in this 'horrific' prose - a fine write!
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Excellent write. Enjoyed!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Superb write of horror....deep deep n luck....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop
times fabric is creased, what an incredible line. beautifully devised presentation, the lyric immediatly engages even as the reading holds you in suspense & leads you on. in fact as a dramatic reenaction in response to a horror movie i was transported, or sent, as you so well capture eerieness & the sinister & parody with tongue in cheek, in your v intelligent writing. saludos robin
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi Benyehu (Reader)
The closing lines knock the doors of one's mind, and say: "DARE NOT BE A FOOL".

I have enjoyed the reading of this thirty-two lines – four stanzas composition, – and have learned from this grandiloquent poetical writing, from the quill of Her Sublimity, Poet Sara L. Russell!

On this forty-ninth Evening of Spring I Salute You, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Katryn Dougherty
As a fan of all things horror I must say I loved it.
Great job.
Reviewed by jude forese
my lips are sealed ;)

i enjoyed the feel of this poem...
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
but if you don't tell usd what it is SArah how can we be safe - unless its something like "xyzzy" of course.
I enjoyed the rhythm of this and the construction leads us along unfailingly.
Nice to see you back Pinky love.
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
Well, this is certainly an interesting change of pace for you. I do hope all you are rapidly improving, as I know walking around with a crutch has got to be the pits. :) It might even make me write horror stories.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
Quite a feel>>>
"Never utter the word
That summons the Beast".
< < < < repeats and gives...each time with an effect greater the previous time...

I like the way you ended it...Do I see more than the horror in the poem, friend!!

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