The Proximity to a Ghost

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There was a moment of silence,

when the chilled air rose up around us,

yellow light poured out of the window,

drenching the air around the house,

coating,

then there was a momentary sensation of floating,

becoming unmoved from life,

no fear,

just amazement,

a ghost with a milky smear

appeared,

gentle, soft, kind,

then disappeared.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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Hubert Williams 4 years ago

That would make for a strange and chilling

evening.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

a quick haunting don't you agree? thanks H. Williams


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Very quick, but, no doubt, effective.


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Oh that was a cute ghost though.. the kinds you wouldn't mind visiting you.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

omg...such a cute ghost but it sure is chilling to even think of one...lol

beautiful yet scary :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much shim-dawn and thank you Ruchira you are very kind :) bless you all


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Frank, this is a new type you writing from you.

You milky smear is very cute. Are you writing about the beautiful baby photo? Joyce.


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Johan Smulders 4 years ago from East London, South Africa

Sometimes less is more. Thanks!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

A quick and gentle haunting! This is lovely Frank!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Short but effective. A short visit from a spirit is rather exciting.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Joyce thanks for the visit and like always you are dead on! Johan sometimes less is more LOL Audrey how are you thanks for the quick note and Gypsy Lee thanks again for gracing my page :) Bless you all


Emer420 4 years ago

Very nice. Well written and spooky..:)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank emer


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Up and awesome Frank! Truth be told, I have seen some crazy **** in my days. The first time, I figured I was dreaming. When 2 becomes 3, 4, The rest is history. I know I ain't that crazy. Sorry for writing... Cool poem Frank. Have a great one.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

lol crazy gets crazy..LOL thanks for stopping by


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

A ghost with a milky smear. Good Imagery and vivid description to paint a picture. cute little girl.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks sweetie :)


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Your welcome. anything for you


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Frank, what it takes me an entire article to convey you've said in thirteen lines of hauntingly beautiful poetry. Awesome my friend.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Marlene you're still the best and Alastar thanks so much for visiting my brief haunt :) Frank


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Thanks for the kind words.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Frank,

A peaceful haunting. Loved it.

Voted up and away!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Lovedoctor gotcha LOL and Sue thanks for the visit again :) Frank


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This is different, but very good. Interesting imagery...I like it.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Phdast :) Frank

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