If you wish to bring harm
it is all right
hurt you with my fists I shall not
I will not stone you with a rock
or shout at you, my good man
but I will bring my wrath upon you
like a gentleman, like a poet
for in words
you will find yourself
measured and judged

For my words I will sling
like a knave with a slingshot
and your very soul
will know not
the privilege of being washed
Your name will be tarnished
by lines in black on white
that I promise you
if you bring harm
not to me
but to the innocent and pure

eat my words
feel my wrath
I am a poet, fear me

(c) 2014 allen simpson
inspired by the movie ‘The Raven and something Edgar Allan Poe said in the movie