Grim Reaper

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I actually wrote this poem thinking about the novel I'm working on so it's kinda extra meaningful to me.

 

Dark is the shadow, and bright is the light

I am a Reaper, and people cry out in fright

But no need to run, honey, I won’t ever bite

When no one is looking I slip out of sight

I stride along the street at the deepest of night

And night is the only time you can see the silver stars

Somebody told me I deserve to see the stars

 

Alone is what I am, and all I feel is despair

Darkness and I, we make quite a nice pair

But I never wished to bare those uneasy, fearful glare

So I cloak myself and wear a mask, none of them aware

That I am a Reaper, who dwells in nightmares

My honesty, my place to stand, gone into thin night air

I envied you, my golden friend, the child of sun, the only heir

But night is the only time you can see the silver stars

Somebody tell me that I deserve to see the stars

 

A cruel antinomy of contradictory falsity

A chink between lie and truth that pull us into calamity

Between the million little conflicts and breath sapping agony

I choose to drop my cloak and show everyone the reality

I hope that laying down my guards will bring me some serenity

So I shout out, facing eternity, and fighting against the gravity

My dear friends, I cross my heart and swear upon my dignity

That I speak the truth, so please believe me and my sincerity

I need you to know that night is the only time you can see the silver stars

I need to hear someone say that I deserve the stars

 

Clear was the sky when I saw the way you laughed

Dim became the sun when I saw that you had left

My stigma stifles me, so I hid away and wept

Then you came back, my golden friend, your oath you made was kept

Pulled me up and asked me, do you know how long you’ve slept?

It’s time to get up on your own two feet, your apology I accept

So across the gap of life and death I braced myself and leapt

 

The truth struck me like a sharpened piercing blade

As I made my biggest leap, as my arms and legs splayed

All those fake roles that I’ve played

And all my allies that I’ve slayed

I’ve failed so many that I began to fade

But if only I’ve known that greater light casts more shade

And from those shade I, the Reaper, was made

You told me, your hand in mine, I will never trade

Those warmth in words pulled me out of the masquerade

 

Night is beautiful, with its rich navy dye

In the dark I see you, I hear your laugh and sigh

For those in the daylight they never see stars up high

Only us, swallowed by night can have stars dancing in our eyes

Night is the only time you can see the silver stars

And you are the one who told me I deserve to see those stars

 

 


Submitted: December 01, 2020

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jenyee

U are always great at poems....????envy u

Mon, December 28th, 2020 2:01pm

jenyee

U are always great at poems....????envy u

Mon, December 28th, 2020 2:01pm

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