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Ghosts That Haunt

Updated on August 2, 2011
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There are ghosts that haunt
these hallowed halls...
wisps of spirits whose
taunt appalls...
They assault my senses
in tormenting calls
There are ghosts that haunt
these halls.

They sneak about both
night and day...
seeking ways to
still portray
the essence of
their yesterday...
yet, haunt these halls today.

In waking and in dreams
appear...
to whisper unbidden
elusive fear,
these ghosts that are
both real and sheer...
I wish they would
steer clear!

Sights and sounds
and smells and touch,
they utilize it all
as such,
to rouse the buried
by remembered clutch,
inflicting their cold,
cold touch.

Depart these hallowed
halls and go.
Your time is done,
the tides now flow.
A curtain calls for
a brand new show.
Depart, I say,
and go!

Be now exorcised
and flee.
Find your rest...
I set you free,
and I shall be
the dawn's trustee,
forgiveness
sets you free.



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    • tnderhrt23 profile image

      tnderhrt23 5 years ago

      BeyondMax, your comments just make my little heart sing! Thank you!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Beautiful, wow! Great tribute, deep! love how you draw the images, very expressive!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Nikkij, thank you, yes, giving the ghosts the boot!

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      a very haunting poem my friend. hope you can get rid of your ghosts!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Radioguy, thank you, Sir!

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      Radioguy 6 years ago from Maine

      I love it and the fact that we carry around our own ghosts, some of which should exorcised.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      glad you like it tumblin....we are all busy healing...it comes how it will. Glad to share the journey! Hugs!

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      tumblintumblweed 6 years ago

      I'm honored, No_Clue, to I have inspired you!Thank you for the dedication...beautiful read! yes "forgiveness sets us free" So true...attys ,my friend. hugs ;)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, BenW...I will check out your nightly nightmares! and we shall see what we can do!

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Wow, good stuff again...haha

      I want a dedication poem! :P lol

      Also, I thought you might be interested in my poem "nightly nightmares" as I was reminded of it, when I read this.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      This was inspired by and is dedicated to tumblintumblweed.