The Reaper is not Grim

I see you...
I take such joy in watching you crawl…

I see you as you walk around;
None of you escape my gaze.
I take such joy in watching you crawl
Along your pointless ways.
You never see me watching you
As you live your useless lives;
Little bugs on their little jobs,
Worker bees in hives.

From the moment you are born,
Your clocks all start to tick.
Your lives all start to take their shape
As houses, brick by brick.
But just like the ancient tale,
The Bad Wolf comes to town;
And I, unlike that wretched dog,
Will blow your houses down.

The ultimate futility
Of the choices that you make;
What you do, when you do it,
Whatever roads you take;
This is the sweet wine in my cup,
And I do drink my fill;
For whichever roads you all may ply,
The end is the same still.

And when at last I come for you,
And come for you I must,
You will remember what you were told,
That, at last, all is dust.
And when I’m standing by your beds,
Watching as all your souls leave,
I will laugh at the pain of your loved ones;
For I am Death, and I do not grieve.

I'd rather see Hitler in a gown...
I’d rather see Hitler in a gown…

Vunderkind’s Note: 

I have never actually lost someone. Never. What I know of the pain of death is from vicariously living through people I care about, people who have lost friends, siblings, parents.

Sometimes, I wonder if I would cry. I don’t know. I really don’t want to find out.

This piece was written by I.K.E.N.N.A., and it was a solemn night when we read it. Follow him: @thisisbfg on Twitter. (He’s actually a cool niggah when he’s not writing death-themed poetry)

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY. (You know the undertones there: drink responsibly, drive carefully, don’t pull any stupid-as-shit stunt, because, you know, Death is watching. And the bastard is laughing.)


79 thoughts on “The Reaper is not Grim

  1. All this death talk. I’m hungry. Write about food :(. Or nudes :). Oh wait. Solemn moment *composes self* Good piece though. I hope we all live a full life (with a lotta nudes) before the reaper starts laughing.


  2. It was a solemn night truly..but inevitability is what it is. Hate him we might, it is his job.
    But we’ll accept that death’s just a transition..and there’s always a better place just beyond..slightly to the left and hopefully North..but beyond..
    Good one Ikenna!


      1. For tonight, we dine in hell
        But if we dine, surely we must
        Dine on croissants and jam like jell
        Before we kiss the rust

        Jesus. I just remembered why I don’t write poetry. Ai zuck. Herry balz.


      1. H-factor? Come on guys.
        Grim minds…<_<
        …btw Janus, am not a dude…
        Hustine Hunderkind,,,will get back at you on twitter •_•.


    1. He doesn’t. Kinda difficult, what with the lack of tear ducts and all…

      Plus, he once had a pet rabbit in Alaska. And one day, he had to ‘reap’ the rabbit, when it got eaten by a rabid dog. He grieved then, and swore never to grieve again.



      1. Hm. Reptile. I can see how owning a Komodo Dragon can fit in the whole death picture. My apologies, I was probably thinking too much about cerberus, hence my mention of a dog…


  3. Beautiful….for a moment..thought it was Vundie who wrote it..but then the minute passed…….:D..very nice in a ‘grim’ way…..Pun intended!!!!…Pun intended!!!….tell me someone noticed….:(


    1. My friend. See ehn. I swear by Mo’ Cheddah’s imaginary breasts that there are no puns anywhere in your comment. Walahi. But thanks for reading.


    1. You have feelings for Hitler? No problem. What I really wanna know is:
      Do you have feelings for Hitler ALIVE?
      Or feelings for Hitler now that he is DEAD?
      Please say “ALIVE”. I really wanna keep having you as a friend.


  4. Nice one. My kinda poem.. Not that am a sadist . Buh we all need reality check once a while……oh Gawd! Can’t believe am really gonna die (._.) •


    1. Thanks for reading. Yeah, we all need to be reminded once in a while that we ain’t shit, and we’re all gonna die. Except Pharrell Williams, of course.


  5. The grim reaper loves apples…red apples. He also prefers coffee and no he doesnt hv pets. As 4 Vundie,d Grim reaper does hv Lacrimal glands wt patent tear ducts,..i checkd!


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