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Death Take A Holiday" or "When The Job Is Done

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Andrew Scott
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Day in - Day out.
Twentyfour - Seven.
Death takes care of business
Wherever business takes Him.
Sickle in hand,
Reaping the field of souls;
Collecting the cost of life,
The final toll.
And when all is said and done
Solitude shall be his final pay.
With the last time-card clocked
That's when Death takes a holiday.
But where will He go?
What shall He do?
For when all are taken,
Who will take the Taker?
© Copyright 1999 Andrew Scott - All Rights Reserved
elvira
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1 posted 07-08-99 07:23 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

ah.....the grim reaper returns, i do like him better in the male gender, for i don't believe death could be a "lady"

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Balladeer
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Who will take the taker? A very interesting question, sort of like what does one say to God when He sneezes? Well written, Andrew.
Andrew Scott
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My Lady Elvira: Personally, I think Death has no gender... Death has no need of sex. It's just my western philosophy upbringing that makes my brain classify Death as male. As for Death not being a lady... I believe a woman is far better at judging the quality of someone's soul. Thanks you for your time and comments, glad you enjoyed.

Balladeer: I always appreciate the time you take to stop and read. Your comments, and more your poems, are highly prized as the coin of the realm. My thanks.
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"Meet Joe Black". Understated. Well done.

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Sunshine

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