fear not the ghosts .............poem

I have seen this young boy over and over
all through this life
this ghost of a little brother
we have played we have grown
laughed
cried and loved

I've smiled as he played there on
the linen colored soft
billowing clouds
and swam with him in the
beautiful sea the one
he had never seen

I've spoken to him in the same rooms
and listened as he
spoke to me
insanity is but an altered vision and I say
just let my insanity be

If ghosts are what some of us need
then who are you to question
for don't we owe those who have
gone before us
the grace of recognition

Never fear the ghosts my friend because
they need us
just the same
if a ghost is who we all are to become
then why fear a ghost at all



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Jodah 15 months ago from Queensland Australia

This is a wonderful piece of poetry Ed. Lovely sentiment and memories, and I agree why fear ghosts if they are of our loved and departed, and what we too may one day become.


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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

I feel that you were thinking about your brother. Seeing him playing in the clouds, such joy! I have many ghosts to see someday and the thought makes me happy. Loved this!


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ahorseback 15 months ago Author

Jodah , thank you kindly , that means a lot !


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ahorseback 15 months ago Author

Ruby , Yes and thank you for remembering , you are so kind ! We will see them again dear , I'm sure of it !.....:-}


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Ericdierker 15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

What a strange notion indeed it is to fear ghosts. It must be made of literature for it certainly is not made of real deep thought. When my son asked me yesterday if "spirits" were real. What could I say but yes. And the inevitable "why" question came and the answer was obvious -- to help guide us somehow.

This poem gave me the warm fuzzies.


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ahorseback 15 months ago Author

Eric , And with that beautiful boy, as usual , you were way ahead of the curve ! Thank you kind sir !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Fantastic poem Ed. I fear no ghosts because I feel them, see them, hear them and I'm not alone because of them.


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Nikkij504gurl 15 months ago from Louisiana

we all must face our ghosts as well as our demons I suppose. Great poem/story.


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daydreamer13 14 months ago

Great poem and excellent point. Bravo!


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ahorseback 14 months ago Author

Gypsy , You are soo right . Where would we be ?......:-}


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ahorseback 14 months ago Author

Nikki , yes we do , Thanks girl !


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ahorseback 14 months ago Author

Daydreamer , Thank you so much !

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