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I Am the Worm
by Duke LaRance

Sunday, June 04, 2006
Rated "R" by the Author.
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No, I'm not having a major manic episode...this is a message of hope....

I stared wide-eyed at the blinding white flash
I listened intently to the roar of decibel
Far, far in excess of the range of human hearing
I stood steadfast against the irresistible blast of nuclear wind
I bathed in the cool of the blazing radiation
And yet as the Reaper sought me in vain
I closed in behind him making ready to pounce
As the Four Horsemen came galloping by
I cut them down one by one
With my Smith and Wesson 500 Magnum
I made a necklace of their grinning skulls
And ground the rest of their brittle bones into fertilizer
To be mixed with my very own waste
With which to nourish the fragile seeds of human hope
And then when the Anti-Christ came to call
I infused him with the fear of God
And yet I know that I am neither God nor Messiah
For I am the Worm that devours the pus of putrefaction

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Reviewed by June Thompson 6/25/2006
graphic and raw in it's emotion

much enjoyed
Reviewed by Kathy Pekarcik (Reader) 6/13/2006
Wow, Duke.

This piece really packs a punch!!

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/6/2006
Excellent message within this write!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 6/6/2006
This is a piece of art as deep as the realm of a worm, and yet a
tad humorous, too.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/5/2006

An apocalyptic, but humourous vision laced with irreverence and vivid gory images!

I loved it!

"For I am the worm that devours the pus of putrefaction" has got to be the most debilitating last line of a poem I have ever read.

I lost my lunch!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/4/2006
Thought you were going to be that worm at the bottom of the tequilla bottle...a tasty snack that was...the end is nigh', but no worries as long as there is tequilla and bourbon, you won't feel a thing...take a toke for me...Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/4/2006
An "in your face" message that is difficult to ignore. Nicely done, Duke. Love and peace,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/4/2006
I guess we need clean-up after antichrists, but you sure did get nasty with the next to last line;-) Powerful poem Duke!
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