Listen close, a tale I have, you’ll want to hear it through,
I think it may, just might one day, also save you too,
You see it happened, the other night, the ghost of death he came,
Grim Reaper himself, my soul to take, I offered him a game,
We played it quick, victor I was, he was a real good sport,
Said listen here, a deal I’ll make, I’ll even make it short,
Gather for me, these little things, a book, a belt, and a bee,
And I in turn, will move along, and leave you to live free,
So searched, I did, for these small things, I found at first the belt,
Next I found a book for him, this one was bound in felt,
The bee was last, my hand it stung, as I put it in a jar,
Small price to pay, for my life to stay, I’d say I was hitting par,
True to his word, he took these things, instead of taking me,
Odd items indeed, what for? who cares? for I’m still living free!
Who would have thought the Grim Reaper could be bargained with?
Written for entry #20 of the Monstrous Halloween writing prompt series, The Grim Reaper makes a deal with you…explain the terms?
I hope your Monday is going well! Thanks for reading!
Grim Reaper image by LMoonlight @ pixabay
Jim Sponseller – mindescapes.net – 2019