Streets of Arrakeen - poem


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Streets of Arrakeen - poem

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I recently published a book of poetry

Including this work, which I wrote in the spirit of a song, rather than a poem:

Smells of spice and sand
Crysknife near my hand
Stillsuit encompasses my form
Traversing the abode of the worm

The unwary are liable to get hurt
Like a little melon at the edge of the desert
Defenseless against rapacious slaughter
Batigh, I'll take your water

Strike before I'm seen
In the streets of Arrakeen

Born in the shadow of Shuloch
To a people of whom few talk
Raised on anger and hate
For fools for whom we lay in wait

Or hunt where they convene
In the streets of Arrakeen

Strike before I'm seen
In the streets of Arrakeen
Only fools prefer the past!
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The "I'll take your water" line is welcome here in Jacurutu sietch.
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Very nice! :clap:
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We need more like this.
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I deleted the link to Amazon, posting your poetry here is cool, selling it is not.

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:shock: shit! Forgot we had any rules!
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Omphalos wrote::shock: shit! Forgot we had any rules!
(Someone reminded me of them in a PM) :lol:
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That was cool. Has Nebiros published anything recently?
"You and your buddies and that b*tch Mandy are nothing but a gang of lying, socially maladjusted losers." - St Hypatia of Arrakeen.
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chanilover wrote:That was cool. Has Nebiros published anything recently?
LOL, I don't follow him.
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chanilover wrote:That was cool. Has Nebiros published anything recently?
I really miss his cluelessness. He was sweet.
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Freakzilla wrote:I deleted the link to Amazon, posting your poetry here is cool, selling it is not.
OK, sorry about that.

Thanks for all the positive feedback, folks! :D
Only fools prefer the past!
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