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Grim Reaper

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Grim Reaper

Who are you  ~  I ask ?
The grim reaper am I, came the reply. 
I say  ~  I'm not dying or dead.  
So you say,   came the reply. 

So why have you come this way ? 
I am surely not done with my life.
Though I did not hear a reply. 

Out of the silence came a voice.

It was not weak ~  it was not low. 
And it was not loud  ~
I sat up straight as a pin. 
Just so I could take it all in.


So you say ~ came the reply again. 
And he went on to say ~
Have you not read the news today ?
He said he read it  in the headlines, 
On this very day ~ was his reply.

There was a car pile- up ,
Down on fourth and maine.
Licence plate read DOA- today.
And I see you sitting in front 
Of me ~  on this very day .  
 So it must be true . 
I'm here just for you !

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  1. Date: 5/29/2013 11:45:00 PM
    You opened my sixth sense. Nah its already opened. Good poem! Its a like a story from a novel or a movie

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 6:26:00 PM
    This is certainly very haunting. I kind of hope it doesn't really happen this way. Great creativity

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 11:51:00 AM
    Thanks for your comment on my "Death to Death, I Say" and for directing me here to this eerie poem. I like how the monologue flowed and held me in suspense. Good ending !!

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 6:05:00 PM
    Keep the ole reaper at arms length , slap him back with fingers tenth, till he walks away from you, tell him bugger blue, and living can commence:)

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:11:00 PM
    What a haunting piece of work. It's chilling and very well written. It flows. I have a fear of not knowing I'm dead and wondering the earth, a lost soul with no real destination, in limbo. You might think I'm insane but, when I was 10 years old my sisters and I used to see a dark haired girl wandering in our backyard and in the house. It turned out a dark haired girl was killed in an auto accident on her way home. She grew up in that house. I don't think she knew she was dead.

  1. Date: 8/12/2012 7:23:00 AM
    Chilling forecast of that moment we have no say in. Fate takes us by th hand and we go.

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 8/12/2012 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So true Elizabeth,,,, we never know till it comes to us personally ,,,,,, thank you for reading,,,, you have a blessed day ;}
  1. Date: 8/5/2012 10:16:00 PM
    This ink came from thee abyss....deep write. I like your style Debbie, it intrigues me! Good Piece....

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 10:11:00 PM
    This ink came from thee abyss....deep write. I like your style Debbie, it intrigues me! Good Piece....

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 6:54:00 PM
    You have a wonderful way with words. And your stories are great!

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/29/2012 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol,,,,,, I must say I love your words as well ;}
  1. Date: 7/26/2012 11:37:00 PM
    I predicted one mans death, dead by monday, he was yes, as i said in casualness, The heart attack did kill him, In turned to Crab and this i said, give up the beer or you are dead, he went an saw old Doc Fred, who said you will be dying, your liver is implying, God will strike you dead! so he lived till he got back on the beer:) thank you 'Grim Reaper' Debbie Duncan Don

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/27/2012 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Don for coming by ;}
  1. Date: 7/25/2012 7:40:00 PM
    Great poetry, I love the twist at the end. It has a darkness to it, but its beautiful in its macabre tone. Very much a 'Poe like poem. Thanks for sharing.

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    Date: 7/26/2012 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tim,,,,I wrote it for a little humor,,, you have a blessed day ;}
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 7:29:00 AM
    eerie write...love the ending.........thanks for stopping by Debbie...always...Joseph

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/26/2012 5:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading Joseph,,, you have a blessed daY ;}
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 6:53:00 AM
    Well, the reaper didn't get his job done ! Guess they'll be replacing him ! *smiles* ...Debbie. I searched for the write of yours "Lovers quarrel", and could not find it on your posts. I was looking forward to reading it. Well, anywho, have a blessed week dear poet ! Much love, james

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/16/2012 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you for reading my grim reaper ;} I will have to post " Lovers Quarrel " ,,, you have a blessed day Jim !
  1. Date: 7/15/2012 2:09:00 AM
    wonderful rippling flow with such dark appeal, debbie...)huggs

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/15/2012 2:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh thank you " nette" a little humor ;} thank you 4 reading,,,, blessings of the day to you!
  1. Date: 7/13/2012 6:17:00 PM
    errie!!!

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/13/2012 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Gwen,,, I did write it just for humor,, ,you have a blessed day ;}
  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:19:00 PM
    Debbie...I am a sucker for these kind of scary writes all year round...love the humor---post this one again at Halloween...gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 5:22:00 AM
    Cleverly done, Debbie! I guess when our time is up we'll ALL be seeing him!! Best wishes, Keith

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/12/2012 2:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Keith for ;} you have a blessed day .
  1. Date: 7/10/2012 12:27:00 PM
    We all must greet the grim reaper - hopefully later than sooner. In Hebrew we speak of the Malech Hamoves - the angel of death, Scary, poingnant work! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/10/2012 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wrote it for humor,,,,Yes the angel of death,,, raised catholic here,,,, you have a blessed day Matthew ;} thank you for reading .
  1. Date: 7/10/2012 7:39:00 AM
    I have always wondered when the time came if I would know if I was dead - you did a great job of describing someone who didn't know. I like how you did it as a conversation - made it more interesting than thoughts alone would have been :)

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/10/2012 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Susan,,, I wrote it just for some humor,,, have a blessed day.
  1. Date: 7/5/2012 4:11:00 AM
    love this scary write, Debbie

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/7/2012 8:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Jack ,,,,,just a little humor ;}
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