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The Reaper

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The Reaper

Creeping crawling on the floor
It’s a sound I cant ignore
He comes dragging his lame leg 
The smell of hatred dancing through the air

Quickly quickly in the corner
Close your eyes and hope its over
He carries a scythe and it scrapes along floor

High pitched scratching 
death in unknown octaves 

Grab your knees and hold them close 
Sweat and tears are the same they rush over you
A broken water main

Eyelashes splashes 
Stop blinking 
Heaving chest drawing him nearer 
Stop breathing   
Think clearer

He is the reaper 
He comes tonight 
To take you away 
To suffer you pain

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  1. Date: 3/12/2010 5:38:00 PM
    eesshhh... he is the most unwelcomed visitor... i liked the imagery... very creative