The Reaper is Coming …

Instead of a poetry lesson this week, I wanted to shout out to Briana Robertson, a friend and fellow Stitcher. Her Stitched Smile Publications work, Reaper, is coming soon. Here’s a little poem I wrote to commemorate its release, along with an original piece of art and a teaser for it as well …

And remember, Death comes for us all!
#Reaper #SSP #BrianaRobertson


The Reaper

The Reaper comes to claim a soul;
A death to usher in
A scythe of doom to rake the coal;
A breath to render thin
The moment of arrival bleeds;
Enacts the final mark
And all must heed the plot that speeds
A flame into the dark
Horrific in the night’s attire;
Horrendous skeleton
Enrapturing the bleak desire;
The dead’s own telamon
The Reaper knows no bribe or taunt;
A silent killer’s drape
And when the grim one comes to haunt
No mortal can escape …


Author: JamesMatthewByers

James Matthew Byers resides in Odenville, Alabama. He has been published in poetry journals and through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, where he received his Master's in 2010. His epic poem, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, is out from by Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. Mr. Byers is published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and eZines. He has also won numerous poetry contests for the Alabama State Poetry Society.

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