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Outsmarting the Grim Reaper

 
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January's Honorable Mention



Outsmarting the Grim Reaper


 


Every morning when I awake


And reach for my paper and coffee cake


I check to see if my name appears


Trying to quell my deepest fears


That this might be the very day


When the old grim reaper has his way


It’s really a little game we play!


 


He’s trying to catch me unawares


I don’t think that he really cares


When it will be as long


As he can say he’s won!


The game is over…so long…it’s done


But I must outwit his nefarious scheme


For it has always been my dream


To live as long as my enemies do


Longer is better, from my point of view!


 


So I eat my veggies, drink my milk


Cream my face till it’s smooth as silk


When I drink my wine, I never drive


Insuring I will arrive home alive


I watch my weight, walk a mile a day


And watch out for cars along the way


I’ve followed the plan to a tee


But there is a problem that I see.


 


I’ve gotten too old to run and hide


As I feel my Bones rub together inside


So I’ve decided to lure him to bed


But with someone else lying there instead


Since love is blind, he will not see


The victim he smites is not me


The game is over…so long…it’s done


But he’ll never know…it is I who’s won!


 


Copyright©2007 Beatrice Boyle


(All rights reserved)


 

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bea, you are the best!
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HEY GRIM REAPER - BEA IS A KEEPER - & NOT A WEEPER

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Bea....when you look back over your long life, & the happiness that you have already given the world, you can now realize that you have already won the game - years ago. And I agree with the review by Cecelia below too! This makes you a 10 - you know! :)
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this is awesome!!

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i love you bea!
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