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by roovacrag 

Posted: 15 March 2005
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Row,row,row your boat
just like the the reaper
stalking the undead.

coming closer old man
who are you looking for?
Is it me?
or is it thee?

Dressed in black cloak
standing on the boat
sailing in
to take the souls away.

Who you looking for?
Your trailing round
for the dead souls.

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joanie at 21:51 on 15 March 2005  Report this post
This isn't your usual style, Alice! It stopped me in my tracks and made me think!


paul53 [for I am he] at 07:56 on 16 March 2005  Report this post
I'm hoping, when my time is nigh,
that I will have the guts
to look the reaper in the eye -
and kick him in the nuts!


typo line 2: the the

Brian Aird at 08:07 on 16 March 2005  Report this post
A sense of hopelessness here. As if only waiting, yet the second verse posed an odd question, that the rest of the poem ignored. You hinted at the grim reaper looking to find him (her?) own self - as if death itself was lost. Interesting thought - I wonder where it might lead?


paul53 [for I am he] at 12:26 on 16 March 2005  Report this post
Brian's got it right. I should be offering critical appraisal, not tossing in merry quips. I really shouldn't leave comments before the morning caffeine kicks in. A second, later perusal of this makes it come across as a memento mori - a gentle reminder of that final journey we all have yet to make.

Epona Love at 00:55 on 01 April 2005  Report this post
Definately a different one to your usual style. very effective, well writen and thought provoking. "Looking for the dead souls" very neatly put idea... if your souls gone, life is wasted on you???

Emma, x.

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