I Fear The Reaper


In many years - or very few -
Death will come to find me
There are some people - old and new -
I fear to leave behind me
But as the Reaper
Leads the way
I will not cry - or fight him -
I will lead him far and far
Away, from my people in which

He frightens

  • Author: AmateurSomeone (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 14th, 2018 13:07
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is the first poem I have ever written. Death is something that terrifys me, as it does many people, but in this short and probably not amazing poem I’ve tried to express that my real fear is for the loss of loved ones.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 78
  • Users favorite of this poem: GON, Alex Kay, minak, Edthepoet.
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  • GON

    I absolutely adore this. The flow is great, the message cuts into my soul, and it's not done in a cliche way.
    Please keep posting; I'd love to see more from you on this site.

    • AmateurSomeone

      Thankyou so much, that’s a huge encouragement Thankyou!

      • GON

        Thanks for sharing. First time posters can be nervous about sharing their writing, but this place would be dull with the same old posters over and over again.

      • Alex Kay

        This is your first poem? Wow, what a great start! I get the feeling that you've done plenty of prose writing before this...OR you just naturally are good with words. Whether talent, practice, or both, this is a lovely little piece to begin your poetic journey.

        I concur with GON, the flow is great, nice meter/timing. Has a very classic feel to it. Also, this is how to rhyme; it's not forced, it feels natural, and I especially love the slant rhyme of 'fight him...frightens'.

        I also second GON's encouragement. Please do write more. If your first turned out this well, I cannot wait to see the second!

        • AmateurSomeone

          English was always a favourite subject of mine & I always wanted to continue on with it, I’m glad you like it, it was very nerve wracking to post but I’m glad I did! Thankyou so much for your lovely comment

        • willyweed

          welcome: nice piece write on ww

        • minak

          beautiful flow!

        • SLR

          It speaks to me. Really well written and emotive write. Welcome to MPS! Definitely keep writing and keep posting! Great post.

        • Frogspoetry

          i agree with the others.it is great.i also fear for those that will keep on living,and their fate.I dont so much fear for myself,i am very strong in my faith and know where I will end up.But as for others,i don't know,that is a choice they have to make for themselves.keep it up,you are doing great.Every great poet has to start somewhere.

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