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The One Who Takes
by Nicholas Alan Tillemans

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I am the one who takes,
The one who feasts on you...
The toy I break,
The thing I confuse and bleed.
I am the creature of habit,
The thing on strings that pull,
The puppet you call in the night
And beg until you're full.
I am your excuse,
The love you long to receive,
The empty echo in your brain,
The thing you deceive.
You cry as if I care.
You blame me in your twisted mind.
It wasn't me.
The decision wasn't mine.
You rolled the dice.
You set the stakes.
You opened yourself to me,
The one who's not your friend,
The one who doesn't love you back.
I am the one who takes.

"The One Who Takes" Copyright 2003 Nicholas Alan Tillemans

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Reviewed by Eugene Williams
But you have reached beyond human pale and i thank you good piece of humanities weakest quest for perfection withou knowing why...
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
You rolled the dice.
You set the stakes.
You opened yourself to me
..fantastic stuff..hey ..your mind enthralls me..

Reviewed by Nickolaus Pacione
I agree with Mark on this one, this one does have a very strong TOOL vibe to it. Your short stories does have it as well, but never really reviewed your poems until now.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Nicholas you have such a unique style. I love reading your work because it makes me think. I have a feeling you enjoy provoking.
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
indeed..balance requires both givers and takers...
Reviewed by harry k stammer (Reader)
hey, this is like Tool. ever thought of writing for a rock band? hks
Reviewed by Fawn Caldwell
Unique and unusual...I like your style.
Reviewed by E. Richardson
This is good...really good. Methinks you are not referring to a person here...Very well done!
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)
OH MY! I liked this! LOL...maybe I'm twisted. Very strong....well done! Teresa
Reviewed by Susannah Carlson
Are you my ex-husband?

But seriously, very strong, very stark. Powerful.
Reviewed by anne cunningham
brutal honesty
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen
well done
Reviewed by Cora
I like the rolling effect of the lines as they tumble one upon the other.
The last 3 lines could be omitted and only retain the refrain:
"I am only the one who takes"
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Excellent write.
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