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The Ghost of You

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .


Isn’t it always that way?

Time flows by

and you never know why –

the many loves of your life still haunt your mind.

At the age of ten,

you’re still in Mickey Mouse land,

you think that life is grand,

then daddy dies

and you wonder why.

Never got to say goodbye,

never said that last I love you

and now after all these years –

Daddy the ghost of you haunts me still.

Lost some special friends,

along the way,

funny how they all got in my heart,

leaving behind a trace,

of the friendship and the love,

the ghost of them still near,

can close my eyes and memories,

bring back the old times –

while favorite songs still play in my mind.

After all the years,

gone by,

thoughts of you still refrain,

your voice, your smile,

the ghost of you,

still here beside me,

you were the last,

my one true love,

my soul mate

and I know -

some day the ghost of you will be waiting for me.

So let life flow on,

let the waves of the sea soothe me,

each sunrise and sunset I know,

the passing years,

bring me closer to you,

as I walk through this life –

holding on to the hand of the ghost of you.

© 2019 Gypsy Rose Lee


greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on April 06, 2020:

This line is beautiful, haunting, gut-wrenching: "holding on to the hand of the ghost of you." It evokes the memory of my mother, who in two days will have passed away 7 years ago. Thanks for giving us this poem, it is a special gift.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 01, 2019:

Thank you, Shauna. I hope you have a great weekend,

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 28, 2019:

Rasma, this is chillingly beautiful. And I mean that in a good way. We never forget those who have passed when the ghost of them linger in our hearts.

Superb poetry!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 22, 2019:

Thank you, Eric

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 16, 2019:

Great writing

Hi Dad

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 16, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna

Thank you, John

That is very true, Bill and truly comforting

Thank you, Rinita

Thank you, Ruby

Thank you, MG

MG Singh emge from Singapore on October 15, 2019:

beautiful and remarkable. Liked it. Thanks.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 15, 2019:

This is a beautiful Halloween story told in poetic form. The ghosts of our past still live within our hearts..

Rinita Sen on October 15, 2019:

Remarkable writing, haunting, lingering.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 15, 2019:

Hovering in the shadowed rafters, they are always with us. I find comfort in that. :)

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 15, 2019:

Such a sad but lovely poem, Rasma. I feel the ghosts of our loved ones are always with us and watching over us.

Lorna Lamon on October 15, 2019:

Such a beautiful and touching poem filled with longing and acceptance.Just lovely.

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