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.