The Ghost of You

Updated on October 14, 2019
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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.

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


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      greg cain 

      5 months ago from Moscow, Idaho, USA

      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.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      10 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      10 months ago from Central Florida

      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!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      11 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Eric

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      Eric Dierker 

      11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Great writing

      Hi Dad

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      11 months ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Thank you, Lorna

      Thank you, John

      That is very true, Bill and truly comforting

      Thank you, Rinita

      Thank you, Ruby

      Thank you, MG

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      MG Singh emge 

      11 months ago from Singapore

      beautiful and remarkable. Liked it. Thanks.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      11 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Rinita Sen 

      11 months ago

      Remarkable writing, haunting, lingering.

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      Bill Holland 

      11 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      John Hansen 

      11 months ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Lorna Lamon 

      11 months ago

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


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