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Scavengers

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By Matthew FrommPublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023
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Scavengers
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Scrounger,

Sulking

Lurking

They always lie in wait.

Stalker,

Watching

Waiting

Until some pioneer unveils a beautiful bounty.

Carrion feeder,

Slithering

Scampering

They feast upon their unearned harvest.

Hoarder,

Feasting

Fattening

Reaping treasures their weakness denies.

Rats

Snakes

Vultures.

Nature’s scavengers have nothing but disdain for the:

Thieves,

Poachers,

And Pilferers,

who poison the our art that makes us whole.

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About the Creator

Matthew Fromm

Full-time nerd, history enthusiast, and proprietor of random knowledge. The best way to find your perfect story is to make it yourself.

Here there be dragons, and knights, and castles, and quests for entities not wished to be found.

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  • Uboh Daniel7 months ago

    Please, I just wrote my article, kindly rate it for me so that I can do better. https://vocal.media/earth/blossoms-of-life-ugb09h1

  • Ahna Lewis7 months ago

    Well done, Matthew! Powerful voice in defense of our art! Congrats on Top Story!

  • Christopher Gomes7 months ago

    Very impressive

  • Dana Stewart7 months ago

    Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Gerald Holmes7 months ago

    I love the way you lead us to the point of this story. Very well done and congrats on Top Story

  • Alex H Mittelman 7 months ago

    I agree! Well written! ❤️♥️💙! Congrats!

  • Mohammed Darasi7 months ago

    Thats so true 😂 scavengers are literally multiplying

  • Rob Angeli7 months ago

    Amazing poem making a great point. I love the form, and sense of decay to the words. Well said, and a much deserved top story!

  • Lamar Wiggins7 months ago

    Hurray!!! So glad this became a Top Story! Congrats!

  • Hannah Moore7 months ago

    Ooh, didn't see that coming, but how true.

  • Naveedkk 7 months ago

    Excellent work and congrats TS

  • Congratulations on your Top Story🎉

  • Donna Renee7 months ago

    Ooooof I hear ya! This is a great takedown! So sick of them.

  • Paul Stewart7 months ago

    Stunning. So much amazing imagery with a very impactful finish! Love this a lot. Congrats on Top Story!

  • Harmony Kent7 months ago

    Fantastic imagery which packs a punch. Brilliantly done, Matthew. I love this 💕🙂

  • Celia in Underland7 months ago

    Told you I'd be back! Congratulations! 🤍

  • Rachel Deeming7 months ago

    Bloody plagiarisers. Liked the imagery that you used here.

  • Whoaaa, this was so powerful! I loved it!

  • Cendrine Marrouat8 months ago

    I like to think that karma is a b... People may try to steal your content, but the energy behind that plagiarized piece is gone when they do. The original remains the original. ;-) I know plagiarizing is infuriating. My work has been used without my consent too. My revenge is to chase the culprits and shame them publicly. It's a lot of fun! LOL! Great poem!

  • This 👌 So relevant and on point. Great job Matt! ✨❤️✨

  • Ian Read8 months ago

    A brilliant and poignant piece. Well done!

  • Judey Kalchik 8 months ago

    Captured perfectly. It slithers across the screen.

  • Lamar Wiggins8 months ago

    Love the pacing and the single word lines. Very effective.

  • Celia in Underland8 months ago

    OH my God. This made my skin crawl...especially 'Carrion feeder, Slithering Scampering' Horrible in every way. But beautifully written 🤍You are so, so talented and such a wonderful writer 🤍

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