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Ghostly Spirits in the Sky

Updated on February 14, 2016

The dark clouds came rolling in

and the evening turned

to the black of night

as lightning bolts flashed across the heavens

the booming sound of thunder was heard

from somewhere up above

came the faint whispers

of spirits disturbed by the storm

so upset they were

the dead awoken by the thunder

that I saw them gather in the stormy night

some dancing, some running they filled the sky

you could see them in between the flashes of lightning

ghostly white swirls

among the rolling dark clouds

and as they disappeared into the storm

a skeleton upon a large, ghostly horse

threw a giant thunder bolt

that lit up the sky

ending in a crash of booming thunder

it was no wonder

that the storm took on force

till it howled itself out

and with the coming of the dawn

the spirits all retreated

and the blood red sun rose

upon a world all shiny and clean

from the storm and the rain

that had left behind raindrops

as bright as colorful pearls

upon the leaves, the grass

and flower blossoms


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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      I'm swinging to the beat of the music. Makes me feel good in the moonlight shadow. I too, love a rainy night. So Romantic!

      Ghosts, eh? some dance; some disturbed present a vivid scenery in both video and poetry. Excellent!

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      Eric Dierker 16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow that was great. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, I could envision the activity in the sky. Beautiful and my feet are busy tapping to Eddy's Rainy Night. One more of your best!!

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      John Hansen 16 months ago from Queensland Australia

      This was a little different from your usual love poems Rasma, but I loved the vivid descriptions of the storm and the aftermath. Beautifully done.

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      Peg Cole 16 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Beautiful photo and your poetry is as well. Your imagery comes to life with the words you wrote. Nicely done.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Manatita. Stormy nights are both dramatic and romantic.

      You welcome Eric.

      Thank you Ruby.

      Thank you Jodah.

      Thank you Peg.

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      Ralph Schwartz 16 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      What a phenomenal description of a storm. Very nice.

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      Genna East 16 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Rasma, you are such a prolific writer of poetry. I am amazed how you can write such lovely poems about love, nature, inspiration or hope, and make it look so easy. :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you RJ

      Aww thank you Genna. One of my little secrets is that I know the muses confer with my poetic dad up above and between them they give me the inspiration I need

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      Shauna L Bowling 15 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, I love the imagery in this poem. The vision of disturbed spirits roaming the skies until the rain cleansed the earth is awesome. It brings to mind that famous Norman Greenbaum song.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Shauna. I believe I know which song you are talking about. It could have done well here to. Just somehow this one came to mind first. Hope you have a great weekend.

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