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He is a man who doesn't fear death.
He stalks it
He follows it.
Over the river, and through the woods,
to the edge of the cliffs, and back.
All to find death's door.
And throw himself upon the cruel mercy.

He is a man who doesn't fear death.
He stalks it,
as one would a lover.
As one would prey.

He does not fear death.
He begs at its doorstep,
he begs for cruel mercy.

He does not fear death.
He fears life.
I had Teddy Roosevelt in mind when I wrote this. Not at all ashamed to say. Imagine, if you will, a man who has lost everything, and now seeks out dangerous forms of entertainment.
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beccastargalactica Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go. We ate mashed potatoes and hot cornbread and drank sweet lemonade..."

I love that you incorporated that into such a dark theme. It's such an unexpected contrast, that's what makes the piece for me. The rest of the poem I was humming that song along with the words. (Maybe you didn't intend to do that...ah, well.)
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I never knew the rest of the lyrics. I wasn't quite trying to fit the same meter as the song, but it does work.
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MorrieNymphalidae Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Speak strongly, and carry a big stick. Teddy Roosevelt was a badass president.
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In his autobiography, he removed any reference to any bad things that happened to him. Instead, he wound up just writing, I did [badass thing] for no reason.
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MorrieNymphalidae Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a babe.
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
He's a dreamboat
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MorrieNymphalidae Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hubba hubba.
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