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My Date with the Reaper

One that came a little too early...

By Eliza VargasPublished 3 years ago 1 min read
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My Date with the Reaper
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It happened one night

when I was asleep in my bed.

He gave me a fright

from the depths in my head.

At first, I wasn't quite sure who the man was;

with a skull and a scythe in the shadows that came.

But the more lifeless I felt I thought it was because,

no I can't say it, I must be going insane!

Dead or dying, no it can't be

that's the grim reaper coming for ME!

The more paralyzed I became the more I could see,

he looked more confused then filled with glee.

He said, "You're early."

with a hint of surprise.

He had to be mistaken, surly

why else would the grim reaper be in front of my eyes?

I pleaded and cried for him not to take me away.

With a hardy voice, he said: "You don't understand, not today!"

He then disappeared into the shadows from which he came

and my body seemed to come to life once again.

I awoke with a start with my heart pounding in my chest.

Terrified of when the day would come that I would finally be laid to rest.

surreal poetry
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About the Creator

Eliza Vargas

LA, aspiring singer, actress, and writer

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