by Jean Jones
Noun: 1. A cause of great distress or annoyance.
2. Something, typically poison, that causes death.
Man: What are you?
Bane: I'm Gotham 's reckoning.
A settling of accounts,
some unpleasant truths,
a summing up,
out of the reckoning, or
in the reckoning,
placing a value,
death or destruction,
who is coming? What is coming?
Destroyer, ruin, nemesis,
scourge, what are you? Who are you?
What do you want?
"For the Lord will
hold a reckoning upon the earth,
making it efficacious and brief.
What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster
comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain
king, who would make a reckoning with his servants.
Then the master called the servant in.
servant,' he said,
'I canceled all that debt of yours because you
Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant
just as I had on you?'
In anger his master handed him
to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all
"You think this is gonna last?
There's a storm coming Mr.
You and your friends better batten down the hatches,
when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever
thought you could live so large,
and leave so little for the rest of us."
New International Version (NIV)
replied, 'I tell you that to everyone who has,
more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even
what they have will be taken away.
27 But those enemies of
mine who did not want me to be king over them - bring
here and kill them in front of me.'"
© 2012 Jean Jones
Jean Jones attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College and received his B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He later went on to receive an M.F.A. degree in creative writing from Bowling Green State University .
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