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This is a cut-up poem I've constructed out of interviews, memos, and letters of serial killers which include: Ted Bundy, Albert De Salvo, Clifford Olsen, Charles Manson, Eddie Cole, Richard Ramirez, John Christie, Dennis Nilsen, David Berkowitz, David Smith, and Edward Kemper. Every word and line is theirs, i only composed them to make one common voice.

In Mark 5 of the bible, there's a part that has always fascinated me since I was a child. Jesus asked a man that was possessed with demons what his name was and he answered, "My name is legion; for we are many." Of course, Jesus excorcised the man, casting the demons into a herd of swine that then went and drowned themselves. I take the bible metaphorically, which I demonstrate in this poem.



LEGION



There is no happiness without tears,

No life without death.

Beware! I am going to make you cry.

I always seemed to enjoy

Everything that hurt.

I was only following Gods orders.

He wont let me stop killing

Until he gets his fill of blood.

It happens to be satisfying

To get the source of blood.

The demons were protecting me.

Life and death have nothing to do with it.

Time is a joke.

Lucifer dwells within us all.

But I am a monster.

I am the Son of Sam.

I am a little brat.

The girls call me ugly

And they bother me the most.

I hate a bitchy chick.

One side of me says,

I would like to talk to her, date her.

The other side of me says,

I wonder how her head would look on a stick.

I fucked and killed her.

Nothing to it.

The feet were gone, the hand, the arm.

They were in my refrigerator.

I would cook it,

And look at the pictures and masturbate.

If I gave a shit about the parents

I wouldnt have killed the kid.

And there will be more of your children

Dead tomorrow.

They acted like they were human.

But they werent.

They began to howl things.

For me a corpse has a beauty and dignity

Which a living body could never hold.

There is a peace about death that soothes me.

You feel the last bit of breath

Leaving their body.

Youre looking into their eyes.

A person in that situation is God!

Occasionally I hear a piece of music

That was playing during the killings-

Then I become extremely disturbed.

It wasnt so dark and scary as it sounds.

I had a lotta fun

Killing somebodys a funny experience.

What I did

Was not such a great harm,

With all those surplus women now days.

Big deal

Death comes with the territory

See you in Disneyland.





------------------------------------------------------------------------------"If your skin doesn't crawl...then it's on too tight."



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The following comments are for "Voice of the Serial Killer (Legion)"
by BAAL

bravo!
I love this, I know it came from other people, but all these creepy statements at once pack a real punch! It makes me think of a Rob Zombie movie.

( Posted by: SingChi [Member] On: September 3, 2006 )

Voices
A friend of mine made a portrait of herself using bottlecaps from all different types of beer. The finished product was amazing. This is likewise mind-boggling. So many different voices coming together for one completed poem. This is really something.

( Posted by: chinadoll [Member] On: September 4, 2006 )

Legion
I'm very disappointed in this piece. There were no rainbows, puppydogs, unicorns or pretty flowers. And not one sunset. At least you got Disneyland into it.

Very potent found/cut-up.

( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: September 4, 2006 )

Disturbingly Fun
What a cool idea -- and well-executed, too!

;)

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: September 5, 2006 )

Legion Aired
BAAL- Lucie pretty much said it.

Crafted to collage...Good work.

Inspiration comes in many forms...

7L

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: September 5, 2006 )





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