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The Ghost From My Past

Updated on October 23, 2014
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Do you hear the faint sound in the night?

It is a whisper of another time long ago.

Such is the time of a ghostly tableau

My inkwell filled with my heart erudite.


I grasped the meaning

Of the soulful smile

In front of me

And my head is reeling.


I reach out to touch you

While the orchestra in my mind plays

A capella for the former days

In turn, I see through.


And my spirit holds the Key of Life

While the conjecture from my inner being

Holds your hand ever so tightly

While my eyes across the miles are unseeing.


I know that I knew you

In another day and time.

And my heart is sensing the sublime

In whatever we can do.


I only fear that this dream will end

And it will fade from my memory,

As though it has never been

Something that I had never really seen.


Give me a sign that you were really here

Leave me a piece of your mind

Make it all crystal clear,

So we might be intertwined.


I grasped the meaning

Of the soulful smile

In front of me

And my head is reeling.

© 2014 Deb Hirt

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      These things happen, Erwin, they they wear us out. It's good experiences for them, though.

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      Erwin 2 years ago

      Yes! we do Sports (ea. Season) and various Church based Groups and Activities. now, my older Son wants to do Scouts also! semetimos I feel like they do too much! :/

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Sounds to me like you can't ask for more, Save...

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      Save 2 years ago

      All of my school aged kddois are involved with some kind of extra-curricular activy. My 16 year old son is on the drumline at his high school, my pre-teen daughter is on the volleyball and softball teams and my 8 year old son is halfway to his black belt in Taekwondo.My little guy who stays home with me and does flash cards during the day has extra-curricular activities of napping and cuddling with Mommy and Daddy! =)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      So true, Lucas. Keep on keeping on.

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      Lucas 2 years ago

      My kidlet is too small for shoocl yet, but on shopping in general, I take him a lot. But some days I just crave the freedom of cruising through a store on my own timeline. The things you appreciate when you're a Mom! LOL

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Rolly! You never know what might show up, eh?

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      Rolly A Chabot 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Beautiful, powerful and filled with such meaning... well done

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Good things just come in interesting packages, Mel…(smiling from my tree branch)

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      I love the chorus "I grasped the meaning of the soulful smile and my head is reeling." Those are beautiful words. Great poem, and also a beautiful picture up there. You take marvelous photos even when they don't contain a single bird.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Jackie. So glad to hear that you enjoyed it.,

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good! Reminds me of the movie Somewhere in Time. So long ago and far away I am surprised I could remember it. ^+

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Cris! MY mind is always traveling somewhere...

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Keep that creative juices flowing Deb whether in writing or in capturing God's wonderful creations in the sky.

      Love your works!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thank YOU, ChitrangadaSharan.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Your talent for poems is as great as your love and knowledge of birds.

      Very nicely expressed! Thanks!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks so much Pamela. SOme things really happen for a reason, don't they?

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 2 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Aviannovice, you are a multi-faceted woman. I have now read this a couple times. Loved it. It really hit home with me. It reminds me of a man holding the Salvation Army bell at Christmas time as I entered a department store in Honolulu. He held the door open for me after we had conversed but a moment. His eyes were clear blue. He stood in clean but scruffy clothes. When his eyes and my eyes met, it was exactly like your poem. I felt I had known him in another time. It reminded me of the scripture which says we often entertain angels, unaware.

      Beautiful poetry, Aviannovice. Voted everything up but funny. Sharing.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Why, thanks, Rebecca. I wear a few hats, but always strive to improve.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      A poignant poem. I can relate to it. Enjoyed. You are a talented poet!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Dave. I appreciate that.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, ALicia. You never know who it could hit home with...

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Deb, your poetic skills match your extensive knowledge of birds. A joy to read. Well done! Voted up.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting poem, Deb. It contains beautiful imagery and description of loss and desire.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      manatita, I thank you from my soulful heart. Until we meet again.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      James-wolve, many thanks to you!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Exacty, Sanjay. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I will definitely send you a sign, Deb:)

      Very touching piece. Much Mehta

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      So beautiful .I like it so much .It flows till the end smoothly.Voted up

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      Sanjay Sharma 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      You have beautifully captured the fine moments from the storehouse of time which is either past or future. The present is a minute fraction, which is there and is not there, as it becomes past the moment it appears from future.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      And you know exactly what I mean, Peg…I captured it, because it has happened.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks so much, Bobbi. I appreciate your comments.

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Deeply beautiful, Deb. The chance meeting of someone from our known or unknown past is strangely eerie when least expected. You've captured the feeling well.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Beautifully written words which flows and swirls around one's mind to dance across time into one's heart.

      Have a great weekend.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nothing wrong with that, Chris. They all come to me, so easily.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Deb, very rich imagery. I loved this part:

      And my spirit holds the Key of Life

      While the conjecture from my inner being

      Holds your hand ever so tightly

      While my eyes across the miles are unseeing.

      Beautiful poetry. Thanks for sharing it.

      (I just noticed that my previous post from my phone actually did go through. That's why I've posted twice:)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, Chris, from the depth and breadth of mine heart.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Wayne, Thank you so..

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Not lost love, SHa.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Kim. The mind's eye can hold many things.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Deb, such depth in these lines. Thanks for the food for thought.

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      Wayne Barrett 2 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Wow, Deb. I love this. Poignant, but beautiful.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Deb, hold on to those dreams. Sometimes that's all we have left of lost love.

      Beautiful poem!

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 2 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      It is quite poignant when we dream of loved ones lost. But, it is also beautiful to know they miss us as well and, I think, wish to visit us. This is what I saw in my mind's eye reading your touching words, Deb. Very beautiful.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nell, thanks for commenting. I'm glad that you liked it...

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      What a lovely but poignant poem Deb, it reminded me of so many people I have lost, wonderful!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Mary. Glad that you took a trip down Memory Lane! Here's to ya, kid!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Amazing! You had me thinking of so many special people who are no longer in my life. This was truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Billy. Luckily, I was able to have a medium on which to do this. When it strikes, I must write!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Oh, I have missed your poetry. You really are quite good at this, Deb. Well, well done my friend.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thank you, Jodah….yes, I am a very lucky soul. I appreciate your reading and there comment.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, Anna, it bursts forth at the ready. I am mysterious, so it makes it so much easier. Thanks ever so much for your support.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poetry..well done. You are a versatile writer aviannovice.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      You write poetry so fluently. Such promise pours from these your words and such emotion. Mystery and magic masterfully captured.