"A Stark Life"


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    • MalikPeterson

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    This is another older piece but it has a double meaning...so there are layers lol. There are hints throughout the piece as to who I am talking about but if you aren't into the genre or platform...you might not pick it up. Happy sleuthing. Enjoy!!!!!!

    "A Stark Life"

    A Stark life


    Death before dishonor or dishonor be my moniker

    My vision’s out of focus, yet persistent on the monitor

    One man am I to weed the evil out, armed with a howitzer

    Untouchable to say the least, armored core, not a coward’s turf

    I bring justice to the league of misdeeds on this sour earth


    Cling to the past, the present, the future

    My healing is fast, I only bleed through the suture

    A soldier of fortune, I see profit in the prophecy

    Of war, famine, hunger, and planetary mediocrity

    Never looked back at what I caused, a trail of tears

    I was the reason why they prayed, the answer to their fears

    My brain treated with a solvent, which made me invincible

    Well, whatever you want to call it, it made me Insensible

    My senses desensitized, with daily visions of mayhem

    Any sentimental values I had, was forced to break them

    A killing machine bred to rain carnage wherever I stand

    And harness the power of the closed fist of an iron hand

    An Iron man or a monger of war torn out of the turn out

    Images of villages burned out burn out a whole bout

    In my mind, but I stand firm in my fox hole, as woes shout

    Out to me, as if I can be something different now

    As if I can change what I was built to be, how? 

    Can you expect the careless to care...?

    When we ourselves hold no stock for share

    My life’s work, course, changed when I saw a lady hang

    No training could undo what I felt, these feelings are strange

    To say the least of my new found outlook and purpose

    I am now a seed planted to rejuvenate and green the surface

    A righter of wrongs, doer of good, beacon of hope if you will

    A symbol of triumph over the misdeeds and bringer of swill

    My change of side brought anger to the pride of the lion’s den

    A need to weed us out as mice among many other giant men

    By my lead we will show the strength no other fighters can

    Our enemies will marvel at the strength of this improved iron hand

    And as avengers we shall rid the earth of the evil element

    I suit myself up for battle, and feel fulfilled, as I have now become…



    © 2008-2009 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved.





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    MindNumbing commented on "A Stark Life"


    This was a VERY fun read, Malik... especially after I realized that I was reading about the fictional Tony Stark and not an actual person! Bravo!



    Thank you MN. I am glad you had fun with the piece and enjoyment just the same. Thanks for stopping by once again...and it is appreciated once again. Enjoying those cookies? :)

    danmartyjake1 commented on "A Stark Life"


    Certainly a powerful expression in words. Very descriptive and the reader feels the words and the power of it...10 from me!



    thanks...I appreciate that :)

    dancinghawk commented on "A Stark Life"


    Iron Man .... rocks with fist of thunderous justice ... -dh



    ding ding ding ding...we have a winner. Thank you for taking the time out and stepping up to the challenge. You are always appreciated :)



    lol, Dancing Hawk is the bomb, lol, High 5

    LBoogie commented on "A Stark Life"


    very interesting, but i cant figure out who your talking about. Help a sistah out. Is it George Bush?



    Thanks L...but it isn't george bush. It's Iron Man...A.K.A "Tony Stark". Thanks for stopping by and giving it a try :)

    bklynrizz commented on "A Stark Life"





    Nope...it's Iron Man...A.K.A "Tony Stark". Thanks for stopping by and giving it a try.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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