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Waiting to slip away

The mysterious stranger could wait no more
He grew more impatient as he paced the floor  
People  always pleaded for more time
But those pleas  were usually denied

 The man whose soul he'd come to take
 Grew paler and began to shake
 He   heard the footsteps getting near,
The time had come;  It was just as he had feared
He heard the tapping on his door,
And begged for time, just a little bit more .....

The stranger then entered the room
A sudden chill, a sense of doom
The  man   slipped away 'round half past eight
The Grim Reaper was not inclined to wait
He had many more  people to see that day
And in the blink of an eye he slipped away
He just couldn't wait,  to take their  breath away ....



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  1. Date: 7/18/2015 9:37:00 AM
    Hi Joseph.. This is a beautifully written work that most definitely merits the winning recognition you received. I've been on the road and just now getting around to reading and enjoying these inspired lines.. A belated congrats to you dear friend!

  1. Date: 6/15/2015 7:42:00 PM
    congratulations

  1. Date: 6/15/2015 1:41:00 PM
    a chilling tale Joseph - many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 6/14/2015 6:14:00 PM
    Good thing the grim reaper is an impatient man!... I really liked this dark poem and the chilling effect it leaves on the reader... Congrats on a great win, Joseph!

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 8:04:00 PM
    Interesting concept. The Grim Reaper has clients, implying they pay (in some way) for his services, however unwanted they may be. Usually we see those taken away by death as victims. Nice switch up.

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 12:11:00 AM
    Joseph... Congratulations with your awesome win in Susan's waiting contest... what a WAIT..lol ;-) ~xox PD

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you PD
  1. Date: 8/1/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Wait" contest Joseph. Love, Carol

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Carol
  1. Date: 8/1/2012 9:14:00 AM
    congrats on your win! a creative take on the contest! scary too :)

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Susan
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 3:36:00 PM
    Too cool...An awesome 1st place win!!!

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Caleb
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:26:00 AM
    ((()))Congrats on your great winning work.Everyone definitely wants the grim reaper to wait...Sara

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Sara
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 8:54:00 AM
    congrats Joseph on a brilliant first place write and win luv.. an amazing piece to think on..

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Congrats on your win :), good poem with just the right amount of foreshadowing

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Luis
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 7:22:00 AM
    the mystery of this piece is awesome, joseph! congrats on your top win with huggs!

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks nette
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 6:21:00 AM
    Hey Joseph, congratulations. Love.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Sherese
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 5:22:00 AM
    Love it Joseph...Congrats on your big win!!!! Excellent my friend!!!

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you G
  1. Date: 7/31/2012 1:11:00 AM
    Brilliant loved it first time, Congratulations Joseph xx

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Mandy
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 11:45:00 PM
    Great write Joseph...congrats on your win.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jonas
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 5:04:00 PM
    Joseph, congrats on your well-deserved first place win! A scary write!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 8/9/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Rhonda
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 4:04:00 PM
    Congrats on Your awsome win!!!!

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 7/30/2012 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank yo so much Sabina
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:39:00 PM
    No wonder you did so well. This poem is the best Joseph. I love it. Congratulations on your win.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 7/30/2012 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Peggy...I am over the moon with this win
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