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Conquest
by Paul Berube

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

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Behind every corner there seems to be an evil which waits to possess whatever is good in life.

Destined to slither forever...
Societies bane... Lifes weakness...
He crawls to the shadows and
waits for an unsuspecting victim.

Laying motionless, he poises to
strike at a moments notice.
His path is clear. A means
will not justify an end.

The target passes within range.
In an instant, with a speed
of lightning, fangs find
their mark. Venom is injected.

The prey is held tightly in his grasp,
allowing time for the poison to take effect.
Evil has done it's job,
scoring another conquest.


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/25/2008
Paul,
I've got the heebie-jeebies now. I pictured a King Cobra making the kill! I detest and fear snakes. lol. Your comment beforehand rings true to life. That's why it's so important to enjoy the smallest amount of good before it's gone. Great poem! Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 5/15/2003
I always think good and evil are within us but this is an interesting viewpoint and very well written.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 5/14/2003
Oh yes, evil will do just that!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/14/2003
excellent use of metaphor Paul, a gripping write,chilling...!
Reviewed by jude forese 5/14/2003
evil is a force to be reckoned with... its grip is presented very vividly in this poem...
Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 5/14/2003
Man I know what you mean I hate Rabbits too

Seriuosly great metaphor in here
there are sepents all around us
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/14/2003
Fantastic write! You helped the reader to be part of the action.
Reviewed by Trixie Love 5/14/2003
Hi Paul,
Wow...Outstanding..

Trixie :)
Reviewed by A PAX 5/14/2003
Evil sucks!!!
Not your poem!!! its good!!!
but evil!
ya dig?
pax
Anita
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader) 5/14/2003
having eyes in the back of your head might help......I try to look on the positive side, though you wont find me going out alone after dark. I hope this snake doesnt poison you into forgetting the good things in life too.
I loved the way you gripped us with your words.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/14/2003
Well, Paul. I live in the desert. After reading all the comments, all I could think of was rattlesnakes. I tend to be practical in my living experience. Too much to enjoy in life, than look for the darkside all the time. A snake in the desert is enough negativity for me. [smiles]
Reviewed by Christine Morell 5/14/2003
Chilling and very intense, Paul.It gripped me.
Chrissie
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/14/2003
you are so right
liked the way you spit that
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/14/2003
allowing time for the poison to take effect
Evil has done it's job
scoring another conquest

So true Paul...so true!!

Love
Tinka
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/14/2003
I liked this, felt the bite a few times, thing is, I am growing immune now, wonder if that is good or not, anyhow, loved this, excellent and truly inspiring poem,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 5/14/2003
Wow this was great,Paul.



tony
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 5/14/2003
Paul I too feel its presence. Sometimes I don't know where it resides. (Inside or outside of me.) Maybe it is everywhere. For it comes to attack me even at this lowly poetry site. It takes various disguises: religious, benevolent, loving; but it always has the same purpose to destroy and hurt. You feel it, but you know that God has given you the strength to overcome. Beautiful deep poem Paul.
P.S. I saw your biograpy statement. No Paul you are not "nobody." You are like all of us A CHILD OF GOD. VERY MUCH SOMEBODY AND EQUAL TO ALL IN HIS EYES. You need to take out the "I am nobody," and put in its place in capital letters. "I AM SOMEBODY." ... I am Paul Berebe, and I am somebody! For if I pass this by and let the
statement stand, I would feel like nobody too.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/14/2003
Chilling and intense in suspense!
Reviewed by Digital Fairy 5/14/2003
Ooh this was intense, had my nerves in a bundle... Enjoyed reading!

--Karissa
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/14/2003
It keeps trying.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/14/2003
Yikes!.....You have described it so well!

Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
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