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The Reaping

Updated on October 1, 2015
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Pagan Poetry is a specialty of mine - I have a website called TheGypsyThread with more of my work.



It’s inevitable

Yet certain ones

Tales of how they try

In vain of course to hold fast

To fend off the end by trick or bribe

Always looking, waiting, pacing much to long

When no clock, nor sundial, nor hourglass will say

When the shadowy figure will finally arrive

Cloaked in black and hooded of course

But what lies beneath, chilling

And the scythe gleaming

There is no escape

He’s collecting

Many souls


Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper


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  • B Brian Hill profile image

    B Brian Hill 2 years ago

    I like the imaginative technique. It plays very effectively. If people remembered that we're all going to the same place, maybe they'd be nicer to each other.

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    Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

    It looks and feels a killer poem.

    That is awesome. I think this way of writing would have been quite a challenge. Good idea.

    - hari