Do You Chance To Know My Foe

A nice happy poem I wrote after inspiration from Blake’s “A poison tree”. No I have no intention on killing anyone, I wouldn’t write a poem about it if I did.


Do you chance to know my foe

Where he lives and where he will go

Do you chance to know his game

So I can win and claim my fame


Can you teach me of my hate

Of his home and of his locked gate

Can you teach me how to kill

By the blade and poison pill


Will you show me where to hide

Where I can duck and how to slide

Will you show me when to run

And where to throw a smoking gun


Do you wish to help my plight

To witness my wrath burning bright

Do you wish to see him die

And help me far away to fly


Hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment.

The Lonely Recluse.


~ by The Lonely Recluse on April 27, 2011.

8 Responses to “Do You Chance To Know My Foe”

  1. Excellent. I love this. Somehow the feel of this wasn’t all that sinister–there was a bit of fun to it–at least for me.

  2. Wow, that’s really good. It kind of sounded like someone in an insane asylum, or a child maybe. Someone helpless and they were saying, you want this guy to be dead too so help me. Fascinating. I love it and usually I don’t like stuff about killing. Loved the rhythm too.

    • I’m delighted you enjoyed it Faith. I didn’t originally notice the insane edge but now reading back, you’re right there is definitely a fevered insanity to it. The rhythm and all the poem is based off the first stanza of William Blake’s “A Poison Tree”
      “I was angry with my friend
      I told my wrath, my wrath did end
      I was angry with my foe
      I told it not, my wrath did grow”
      So that deserves any praise for rhythm.
      The Lonely Recluse.

  3. pretty cool. In a coming for ya kind of nice job

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