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Death and the Cleric
by john k zimmerman

Friday, October 31, 2003

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one from the "Preacher" side
a little grim

The cleric meets death early and often
Death from stress,
Death from carelessness
Death in a young girl from an old person’s disease
Suidcide, homicide, SIDS, AIDS

DEATH from
a blow to the head,
“police assisted suicide”,
Death in all its loveliness…

While you would think he’d get used to it—
He prays he never does

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Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 11/6/2003
very true
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/4/2003
Wow! I can only echo everyone else, the last two lines IS the poem. Pardon me while I fluff my skirt.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/2/2003
if we become accustomed to death we have truely died...
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 11/2/2003
The last 2 lines make the entire poem worthwhile, john. No one should be immune to the harsh reality of reality. Well penned!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/1/2003
Very true write John!!

Death will never go away!!

Grim smiles :(

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sharron Tyrrell 10/31/2003
a true horror !!!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/31/2003
So true! Great write.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/31/2003
Something noone could get used to, and you express it well here.... excellent
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 10/31/2003
A real "horror" for halloween--the harsh reality
of unrelenting death...
Grim, indeed...and an excellent write, John...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/31/2003
Very grim, John. But your last line says it all.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 10/31/2003
Understandable and exceptional write.
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