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by John V. Martin

Saturday, July 09, 2005
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Alas...Your search has ended...

For those of you whose poetic appetite was peeked by Linda Hunt’s extraordinarily talented recitations of ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes”on
the Lexius Commercials a few years back,and like I have search in vain for years to find the entire poem to savor...Alas, your search over.....

The Real Poem, by Ray Bradbury.....

Crystal water turns to dark
Where ere it's presence leaves it's mark
And boiling currents pound like drums
When something wicked this way comes...

A presence dark invades the fair
And gives the horses ample scare
Chaos rains and panic fills the air
When something wicked this way comes...

Ill winds mark it's fearsome flight,
And autumn branches creak with fright.
The landscape turns to ashen crumbs,
When something wicked this way comes...

Flowers bloom as black as night
Removing color from your sight
Nightmarish vines block your way
Thorns reach out to catch their prey

And by the pricking of your thumbs
Realize that their poison numbs
From frightful blooms, rank odors seep
Bats & beasties fly & creep

'Cross this evil land, ill winds blow
Despite the darkness, mushrooms glow
All will rot & decompose
For something wicked this way grows...


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Reviewed by Lakshmi Sharma 2/9/2014
The great thing about the wicked thing coming is that it will make fair of foul and foul of fair. All will become but toys and there will be nothing serious in mortality. Life will be no more than a walking shadow and will burn out like a candle. Great poem.
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 12/18/2013
A friend just met this kind of evil, a man, so I know all too well...what the author means.

She struggles for her life AND hospitalS in a 40 mile radius.

Thanks for posting.....
Reviewed by Simon Halliday 6/11/2013
My kind of poetry. Thanks, and keep at it! :)
Reviewed by Joel Sattler 5/6/2013
2nd Witch:
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes. [Knocking]
Open locks,
Whoever knocks!

How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags!
What is't you do?

Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 5/5/2013
Bradbury's genius will not soon be paralleled. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Scott Bartlett 2/5/2013
Spooky. I love it! I like how the beat adds to the atmosphere it creates....
Reviewed by Natosha Davis 6/14/2011
Fan of Bradbury. Should have the 1983 movie Something Wicked This Way Comes from Netflix in my mailbox as I type this.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 2/27/2011
Thank you, John, when I saw your title, one night, and then read your piece, it motivated me to write a poem. It was so great, your piece, and my inspirational reply, wish I could see more everything so clearly, like Ray Bradbury...

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/21/2010
Powerfully written
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/1/2008
This poem ranks ONE OF THE HIGHEST!
A Halloween Goodie!
Your heart is so true, I like the Poetry in YOU!
I will try and stay around to read in your den, I have many I read
that are lessons...
Warmest Blessings of LOVE, and Light, Warrior Purple Lady SHEExooo

I will be tracking YOU as of now... let your words go flow on...
Stay Positive!
Reviewed by Joseph Manzo 2/24/2008
I liked your poem. It is a good poem to read on Halloween.
Reviewed by Katie Gabrielle 9/29/2007
I love this poem, the rhythm the gave me chills!!!!

perfect for halloween!! great work!! katie :)
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 9/21/2007
Reviewed by Mark Randol (Reader) 1/7/2007
THANKS SO MUCH for putting this online. I was precisely the person you were talking about who had heard Linda Hunt do this poem on the Lexus commercial and was trying to get the entire poem and who wrote it. Thanks again!

Reviewed by jude forese 7/10/2005
excellent poem ... flows effortlessly ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/9/2005

Excellent meter and rhyme; chilling imagery. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 7/9/2005
Excellent in content and form, John. I very much enjoyed this poem; love the cadence and rhyme.
Take care,

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