Embracing the Reaper

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

Sometimes facing our own dark thoughts can be the creepiest thing. Winner of TheNextBigWriter 2006 Halloween Poetry Competition.

Embracing the Reaper

The Reaper stood in the shadows.

I could feel he was lonely like me.

I wonder if I would embrace him

might we both become free?

Does he feel the pain

I wonder

of the souls he escorts

as bodies are torn


turned cold,

laid under,

the perfect squares of sod?

Do they wish to dance

across fiery floors of Hell?

Does he escort them

to the gates of Heaven

where they wait


will they be rejected

here as well

by an unforgiving God?

Do they fight the last few inches

outside his grasp?

Do they beg to say goodbye

to loved ones

lost ones

making amends

for wrongs

real and imagined

their last gasp


The reaper stands in the shadows

I have no question he is there.

I wonder if I embraced him

would he even care?

Submitted: November 22, 2006

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I think you are very talanted! Good job hope to see more of your stuff:)

Wed, November 22nd, 2006 1:57am


Great writing, love your talent

Wed, November 22nd, 2006 5:00am


beautifully written.

Wed, May 16th, 2007 7:57pm


Bloody fucking brilliant, excuse the redundancy. I loved this piece. Beautifully unmitigated and full of power and flow. Great write.

Wed, January 16th, 2008 6:28am


I have chills from this! Absolutly wonderful, you are so talented! I really hope you continue with this amazing gift!

Mon, July 6th, 2009 2:45pm


Beautiful, I think you are very talented and should continue with this beautiful work

Sun, October 4th, 2009 9:44am


Loved it1 Great take on a subject I think alot of us would rather avoid. Nice work!

Mon, February 18th, 2013 10:04pm


Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

Wed, February 20th, 2013 8:01pm

Gaz 1976

I'm not much of a poetry fan, always to whimsy for me. But with you I might just start thinking differently.

Tue, March 5th, 2013 2:29am


So...that was really creative! I loved it.it was a really vivid train of thought.

Thu, March 14th, 2013 9:54pm

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