Waiting to slip away

Written by: Joseph May

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

Then the client 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 client slipped away round half past eight
The Grim Reaper was not inclined to wait
He had many more clients to see that day
And in the blink of an eye he slipped away
He just couldn't wait to take their  breath away

contest by -  Black Eyed Susan
name of contest -  Wait