Scorpion

Scorpion

A Poem by YouoweYoupay
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You'd be fortunate if I don't catch the sight of you.

"






I never killed that ancient warrior,


Who's seldom mourned by planets,



And I never asked you to fear me,


All I ask for is a little bit of privacy,


And a bit of earth that lacks,


Your 'beneficial' intervention.



I've been quite saddened


By the unfitting reputation


You've weaved and printed


In terrifying engineering


And designs of ink beneath your skin.



You, my dear friend, reek of death


As strongly as I do,


And you petrify limbs, pollute blood veins,


And spoil hearts with venom


More artfully than I do.



So, let me wait beneath sand and wooden logs


And moonless heavens,


And let my prey be my prey,



You'd be fortunate if I don't catch the sight of you.


© 2014 YouoweYoupay



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Oh I get it. It's a riddle right? Let me see....... Venom is important so its a poisonous animal. The sand and logs line suggests that it's small. People like to get tattoos of it apparently. I think I will guess.... A Unicorn! That has to be it, it's the only thing that makes sense.
Congratulations on another splendid poetic work. I happen to be a Scorpio myself, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading it naturally. Keep up the good work and when will we get another Dreams chapter?

Posted 3 Years Ago


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YouoweYoupay

3 Years Ago

StarNinja, thank you for stopping by. One of my good friends is also a Scorpio. Unlike the first omi.. read more



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What I like in this poem is the use of the words. Lines are very nicely constructed and the poem has a nice intensity. Well written, quite nice.

Posted 3 Years Ago


I really like the last line of this poem. I think it closes the poem very well. There is a stanza when the Scorpion is talking about reeking of death and something being more venomous than it. I wonder if it is a human who they see as a threat or another predator like a snake that is waiting to eat them...another well done poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Oh I get it. It's a riddle right? Let me see....... Venom is important so its a poisonous animal. The sand and logs line suggests that it's small. People like to get tattoos of it apparently. I think I will guess.... A Unicorn! That has to be it, it's the only thing that makes sense.
Congratulations on another splendid poetic work. I happen to be a Scorpio myself, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading it naturally. Keep up the good work and when will we get another Dreams chapter?

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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YouoweYoupay

3 Years Ago

StarNinja, thank you for stopping by. One of my good friends is also a Scorpio. Unlike the first omi.. read more
I was station in Africa, Asia and South America. A Scorpion is a fearless spider.
"You, my dear friend, reek of death
As strongly as I do,
And you petrify limbs, pollute blood veins,
And spoil hearts with venom
More artfully than I do."
The above were my favorite. Best to keep your distance from predators. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago



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