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John T Banasiewicz Jr

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Dark as moon light slips thru the low hanging clouds

Slipping thru the jungle underbrush not making a noise

Only thing I feel is my sweat dripping from my brow

Step by step slowly I move until I see a shadow in the distance

Stopping to stare thru the dense foliage only making out a silhouette

Knowing this is my target tonight

Lowering my body to lie on the ground

I become like a snake to just slither along

Each inch becoming more deadly than a cobra

Not rushing taking my time planning how I shall strike

Now I am so close I smell the body odor

Hear his heart pounding and see eyes with fear

Within arm reach, lying still to watch before I strike

Then without warning like a cobra I strike

With arm around his chest holding tight

My free hand uses the knife

Swift and without a sound

My victim is left dead on the ground


John Thomas Banasiewicz Jr

Copyright 2004



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Reviewed by Rose L
Knowing you as I do, I know the circumstances surrounding this poem. It's very interesting to me that folks see it in so many lights - perhaps a positive testament to the true nature of this subject - time nor place have an anchor on it.

You put us right in the eyes of this killer - a rare glimpse from the other point of view.

Well done.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Hmm... for me this would have been difficult to do as I am not good at living without conclusions!! At least, you have in fact completed the suspense-filled scenario here, but have left us, I am sure, with many nagging questions as to who, what, when, why...etc! This is therefore, in my book, a very accomplished work as you leave us with lots to think about and ponder on! Well done! Thank you and take care!!!! Kate x
Reviewed by Mary Quire
Very powerful and very well written.

Reviewed by Amira van Kerk
That is quite something.
What or who is the victim?? I somehow got the impression it's a human being. Which makes the whole poem scary; leaving the question open: Why???
Excellent write though.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Tommy -

Haunting prose - well-conceived and written!

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Yikes, Tommy.. though not lengthy, I found myself reading slowly, at the pace of the suspense.. only dropping a line at a time, scrolling, reading... you have a knack for delivering some full-impact poetry! This is superb! I was there, indeed! katy xox.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon
Excellent. Well done.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Good. I want you for my team.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh Boy this is scary...but masterfully penned Tommy!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader)
Hi this one gives me goose bumps...excellent lead up to the final kill...great poem...Fletcher B
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
Tommy, I read and re-read this powerful, teeth-clenching, heart-stopping, nerve-shattering write, and just had to review it before I went to bed. (not that I will be able to sleep now mind you) Its just an absolutely incredible well-written piece. One must do what one must do. Excellent work my friend. Have a great weekend.
Reviewed by jude forese
excellent poetic characterization of a terrorist ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Wow! Now I know what terrorism is! Superb write Tommy!
Wonder what brought it on!?
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I agree with Sandie, and is
excellently penned....
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wow! This was dark and scary!!!!! Well-done John!

Sandie May Angel
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