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The Jade Man

Should you see the Jade Man walk
and turn towards your door
you’ll answer the knock the man shall make
and tremble to the floor

The blacksmith makes the horses shoes
the Wordsmith works the quill
but the Jade Man scares the poor of note
and smiles at the thrill.

The tax man passed the door before
but the Jade Man decides to stop
All dressed in green and black and white.
He’ll arrive with boots and crop.

Scurry before the Jade man knocks
Hide your silver and gold so well
Keep all the cupboards tightly locked
and hide behind your shell

So children tremble at my words
the Jade Man is no fool
before the day and night are out
the coin you owe is due.

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A poem about a character I’m working on.

A teaser so to speak

Michael Alesich is an Illustrator, Photographer and occasional Writer. Please check for portfolio and contact details.

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  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely spectacular….must share! :)

  • Thanks Lacey. I’m glad you liked it.

    – Michael Alesich

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 4 years ago

    OH my
    I’m nervous and shivering in the corner,

    this Jade man sounds a bit like the grim reaper….

  • I think the grim reaper is a littl nicer.

    – Michael Alesich

  • bellmusker
    bellmuskerover 4 years ago

    before the day and night are out / the coin you owe is due
    Lord, those last lines in particular are so ominous…made me shudder.

  • Thank you Bell, I wanted a character who evoked a haunting atmosphere.

    – Michael Alesich

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