Jack the Ripper

Action And Reaction

Smoke a cigar, end up dead
Eat a steak, end up dead
Drink too much, end up dead

That's the mantra of today, made to keep humans from play

The facts are this: the reaper's kiss

Don't smoke any cigars, end up dead
Don't eat any steaks, end up dead
Don't drink at all, end up dead.

Poem Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006

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Comments about Action And Reaction by Jack the Ripper

  • Unnamed Unnamed (9/14/2015 6:05:00 PM)

    No concern at all for the soul, though?

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/5/2008 8:58:00 AM)

    A bit of a nihilistic take on life, but well-written and bluntly honest.

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  • Tai Chi Italy (11/11/2007 6:51:00 PM)

    How about, moderate and end up old, coughing slightly and a bit tubby, but happy and not dead so early? thanks for the smile, Tai

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  • Linda Weischedel (10/30/2007 1:23:00 PM)

    This was too cool....
    This gets a 10 from me Jack!
    Always,
    Linda

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  • Mark Tapley (10/18/2007 5:04:00 AM)

    To quote the late great Jim Morrison: 'I don't believe in all that s***, but I'll tell you one thing: I'm going to get my kicks before the whole s***house goes up in flames'.

    Use your head, end up dead...

    Keep writing, this is great.

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  • Francesca Johnson (5/30/2006 11:00:00 AM)

    Could get run over tomorrw, end up dead. Another 10 for this one. Keep writing.

    Love, Fran xx

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  • Mary Nagy (5/29/2006 8:01:00 PM)

    Very true! There are so many things we ''Can't'' do there's hardly room to take a step without fearing what damages we might be doing to ourself. Very good poem with a great message. Sincerely, Mary

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