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I heard a wailing so soft and low,
through the trees I spied an eerie glow.
As the night wore on 'twas louder yet,
I laid there silent, did moan and fret.

To what did the lonesome cry portend?
I shivered to think 'twas near the end.
Could the reaper of darkness be nigh?
My answer soon came from up on high.

"The men who dress in those long white robes,
who spread their lies all across this globe.
See there! Many who are dressed in red!
Their godless decrees fill men with dread.

But the one who holds that staff so tight,
the one who's conquered with all his might,
was he that someone for whom she wailed,
or will they all be unmasked, unveiled?"

The sound did fade as the dawn did break,
I turned on the news, barely awake.
Lo and behold! The city had fallen.
The faces of many had now grown sullen.

Never again will her voice ever rise.
Never again will she give out advice.
Never again will she preach for a price.
Never again...
Never again...
Never again...
the warning sound; the great fall is near REVELATION CH 17 and 18
also the title of an old horror movie 

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ReinaHW Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015   Writer
Not bad, the Banshee fairly comes across as quite terrifying.  In Fable 2 they were quite creepy.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
here i use it as metaphor only but yeah
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19andMugsy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Powerful poem bro, splendid indeed! 
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Danka
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
You have a fine debate going on here Tom....Sorry for delayed reply:rose:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Wonderful stuff, I enjoyed reading it but alas am ignorant in giving an answer to your question.  Anything James Bond and I'm your man... 
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
lol i will send a note
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is really amazing again!
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love how many people got to read these!
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Doeray-G Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
alas babylon?
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol i think you meant aka think modern babylon and you will be closer
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llombard17 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
The Pope and his Cardinals... the corruption in the church... That was LITERALLY the first thing that came to mind and I did a little fist pump when I read some of the comments hinting at it. :w00t:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are definitely "da man" nice job. now take a look at my 5 part Revelation series and see if you can do the same. :)
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llombard17 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Link them? I'm not seeing them in your gallery...
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
they are all in my spiritual folder if you still need links let me know
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llombard17 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
That's the first folder I checked T-T (I think I'm just being a derp... I'll find them eventually...)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ok sent 5 separate links to your profile page - thanks for your interest
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llombard17 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
thank you :D I'll respond to them individually as well
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sorry didn't know how to do multiple links
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GoldenFlameNaLu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
ohmy...
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
haha - you got the easy part, that can be found online. now the real challenge is what does the banshee represent here and who is her target?
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"the one who holds that staff so tight" makes me think of the Shepherd, Jesus. So the banshee could be the Devil. It's pretty complex
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
haha nice try but you've got things somewhat reversed.
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My actual first guess was that the banshee was signaling the end of corrupt power.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
closer... now think of the colors; white, red, and the one holding the staff, the conqueror, they all function as one body
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Church?
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
closer...
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So the banshee is signaling the end of the corrupt church. White & Red makes me think of the Catholic Church. Closer?
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hauntingly amazing poem.

I don't suppose you'd give us any other clues. :D
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
sorry
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got it. Did you see my other comment? :giggle:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the llama one?
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. You'll see it on the "Cry of the Banshee" page. :D
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait a minute. Is it "Cry of the Banshee" starring Vincent Price?
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ADistortedUtopia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Loving the style of this, liking the imagery too XD it's cool!
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks - I'm waiting for someone to figure it out lol
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