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The Unrested Ghosts, The Sorrowful Souls - a Poem

Updated on October 23, 2012
"I have to taste your lips I so desire, My Love. Leaving you like this makes me ache to see you ache. 'Til we meet again..."
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"The Unrested Ghosts, The Sorrowful Souls"

The unrested ghosts of parents burnt in their cars on unquiet roads

From sudden whisk of death not one warning disturbed to tell

Or our children’s unfortunate destiny put our families in mourning

The sick who were scared to die; the poor dying in a cold cold night

These unrested ghosts once too inhaled their first hint of air upon birth

These sorrowful souls whom God created were once too loved

They are people who once have not lived alone in laughter and tears

The longing to be heard, to be spoken of, to be remembered

They are here watching you, watching me, watching us all

And we still puzzle ourselves for many do not believe in their ghosts

Of our cold-hearted response to their diminished, confined entity

The unrested ghosts, the sorrowful souls have never left.

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The unrested ghosts of 9/11, destroyed in half and buried in ash

Or shipwreck souls from the deepest ends on a grave sea bed

The bodies of innocents who bore gunshot holes in war-torn zones

Or the abducted mothers and babes in rivers they are found

These unrested ghosts fill the vast air unseen, in cries we don’t hear

These sorrowful souls exist reminding those living that they have not left

They are our frequent visitors in desperate gasp to touch, to see,

The longing to be heard, to be spoken of, to be remembered

They are here watching you, watching me, watching us all

And we hurt them for many have already simply forgotten their existence

Of what was once a life of happy beginnings and growing dreams

The unrested ghosts, the sorrowful souls have never left.

† ♥

In afterlife, these woeful spirits wander lost in so much sadness

A continuous finding of right answers what stole their lives on Earth

They neither had the time to be most happy, to taste success,

Nor the chance to change, to repent, to be better and promising

To be in the midst of peace and freedom wasn’t meant for them then

For these restless energies before death had not seen them coming

In Purgatory, some of them may temporarily be dwelling in content

In the absence of light, a tunnel dark and dreary, some are lost

Lost souls can’t find their way alone; we have to show them,

Imaginarily holding one’s hand, speaking, guiding towards the light

Prayers, the lamenting souls need prayers offered where in confine

"In loving memory" in our beating hearts must linger so their spirits be sublime

The unrested ghosts, the sorrowful souls have never left the realm of afterlife

‘Til we hear them for God to save their souls to an everlasting peace.


≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice (Marites Mabugat-Simbajon), "The Unrested Ghosts, The Sorrowful Souls" a Poem, 09.13.12


Lost In Time...

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"LOST IN TIME" - Arcana
One Look from you
I turn my back against the past
Your hand on my cheek
the presence of your soul I feel
A caress from you
I see the future so bright and clear
A word of love in my ear
I am lost in Time
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As the wind strokes my hair
A shiver in my skin
I see your face in front of me
Forever you are my beloved
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A smile on your lips
I feel a tear in my eye
Your hand seek mine
I feel your warm embrace
Your arms around me
I close my eyes and hear your heart
A word of faith in my ear
I am lost in your soul

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      Dillian 

      3 years ago

      I'm shocekd that I found this info so easily.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Oh, Gypsy Rose, what an experience for you. Hope that 'someone' is fine now. Thank you for sharing my hub. Cheers to you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. That's another whole world beyond us. Sometimes I know our dearest are just there beyond our reach. Just saw someone trying to reach me a few days ago. i felt better afterwards so I think we contacted. Passing this on.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Oh, I'm flattered by your nice comments, Rajan. Thank you so much, really appreciate it. You should see me wide grin! :) Wishing you an enjoyable day!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The eerie pictures enhance the effectiveness of the this masterpiece poem. I have read many poems on ghosts but none as powerful as this. Voted up and beautiful.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      It's a dreary day here too, epi, but I just like the feel of raindrops touching my head as I walked the dog with no hat, no umbrella. Thank you for your warm comments, just great timing for today's weather *smile*.

      I was done with my coffee long ago, now I have an orange drink to finish while Rod Stewart is serenading me with his Great American Songbook vol. II. And my moods' not all too well, but just alright, that is why I am getting carried away with Rod. Thank you for sending good energy from Lake Erie! Cheers to the heavens' rain and to you!

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ...an epic poetic masterpiece. Epi is speechless. And moved. And in awe of your wonderful creative talent. My fellow Canadian I am so proud of you - dismal rainy day here by the lake - just finishing my pot of coffee after night shift sleep and 'chilling' to Miles Davis' muted trumpet - I sincerely hope all is well with you ....sending you good energy from lake erie time 1:45pm

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      If you ever see or meet one, what do you think you'll do? How would you feel? I'd feel stunned but lucky to be able to see. And if a ghost ever comes back to re-appear before you, again and again, this becomes something different and I think that that ghost is trying to communicate or just revisiting a place attached to him. Thank you Mhatter!!! Wishing you a restful day! ~Tess :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      That's right, midget. Thank you so much for sharing it socially and with your thumbs up. Wishing you a full happy life! ~Tess

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I have never seen a ghost,but I keep my mind open. Thank you for this.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      A wonderful tribute to those who died without having dreams and wishes fulfilled. Sad and beautiful too. Socially shared, and voted up.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      It is indeed sad for there are many many souls trapped, lost, scared and wanting. Many many of these souls are also hopeful that someone back on Earth would spare them time to boost them up because they are now helpless and only the living can help them...a time to pray and offer masses to them. Thanks a lot picklesandrufus!

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      picklesandrufus 

      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Wow, what a descriptive, sad, disturbing but beautiful read! Nice work!!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Firstly, I'd like to thank you xstatic, as always I am grateful to see you in my hubs. Secondly, you got my point, xstatic; this poem is a reminder of our lost brothers and sisters, fruitful lives cut too short.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful imagery for the lost souls, and a reminder of so many whose deaths come so suddenly and cruelly.

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      You can see through my writings *smile*. I love those words- Powerful an beautiful. Thank you so much, billybuc sir, for your visits to my hubs.

      Good day to you!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Powerful and beautiful all at the same time. Excellent work with the images; you write and I can see!

    • coffeegginmyrice profile imageAUTHOR

      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Faith Reaper, thank you for your admiration to this poem. Gathering the right images for this poem felt like I was searching for a lost soul and it was getting close to 4 a.m., rushing to finish it for it was getting creepy. :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Good day, ananceleste! It was difficult to stop the poem too soon when more thoughts were flowing. I believe what could happen to our souls after they've left our borrowed solid form. Thank you.

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Hauntingly beautiful - no pun intended. Stunning write. You always find the perfect images to go with your words. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      This is so unique. Is an experience in itself. Profound and sad. Beautiful.

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