Ghostly Spirits in the Sky

Updated on March 9, 2018
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

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 summer 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 -

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 sudden summer storm and the rain

that had left behind raindrops,

as bright as colorful pearls,

upon the leaves, the grass

and flower blossoms.

Even by the sea,

the storm had taken away the rolling waves

and I left my footprints,

upon the wet sand.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        6 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Shauna.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        6 months ago from Central Florida

        Excellent, Rasma! I particularly love the ending. Great job!

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you. Chris. That skeleton with the thunderbolt came as a very striking and vivid inspiration.

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        Chris Mills 

        11 months ago from Hartford, CT

        I had to read this one. In my new short story, I have ghostly spirits dancing in the sky as well. Beautiful images. I liked the skeleton with the thunderbolt.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Genna.

        You welcome Augustine.

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        Augustine A Zavala 

        11 months ago from Texas

        So much imagery; love the darkness and lightning. Thank you for sharing.

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        Genna East 

        11 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Rasma, Ghostly Spirits in the Sky is the perfect title to this poem -- from black of night to the colorful pearls in the sun that followed. Nicely done. :-)

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Mike.

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        11 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hi Gypsy - I could see your mind racing the storm in this piece. Very intense images.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Bill.

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        Bill Holland 

        11 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Who needs television when there is that kind of show overhead? :) Great images!

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.

        Thank you Ralph. I have a sixth sense and the world beyond is usually just beyond my reach. It often give me signs and inspiration.

        Thank you Manatita.

        Thank you ThreeKeys. Yes, I am writing for Creative Exiles too and have a poetry blog on Wordpress and post some poetry to All Poetry.

        Thank you FlourishAnyway.

        Thank you Linda.

        Thank you Nikki.

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        Nikki Khan 

        11 months ago from London

        What a great way of taking readers to ghost land and then brought them back in a minute.

        Loved the line: 'And I left my footprints, upon the wet sand.' Rocking Roller Coaster :)

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        Linda Crampton 

        11 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I love the contrast between the dramatic storm and the peaceful ending of the poem as well as the thought of spirits dancing in the storm.

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        11 months ago from USA

        I like the dark tone of this.

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        11 months ago

        Nightmarish and I enjoyed the movement of imagery. I could so easily picture your poem in my mind.

        I used to love the thunder and storms when they came but the intensity and danger has increased tenfold. They are frightening to me.

        PS. I went and had a look at You are putting forth some poetry Gypsy.

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        11 months ago from london

        A bit of a ghoulish one, with storms and ghosts; blood and waves rolling about. Still, you tell it well. Happy Weekend. Rocking beat!

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        Ralph Schwartz 

        11 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

        This gave me chills - it pulls you into an epic fantasy-like world for a minute and then abruptly brings you back to reality - well done!


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