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The Eclectic Pen - A Ghost Am I

By: Pamela T. (Isadora) - ,  
Date Submitted: 8/17/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 243

  A Ghost Am I

Mortal boundaries melt away
As I pass from place to place
And from time to time
Unseen, unheard, unknown
I hide within the shadows
Finding refuge there
Lost among the clutter
Of long forgotten dreams
Upon a lonely shelf
A dried rose, lifeless and old
A ticket stub, faded and worn
A promise of love, life, and forever
Tears and time lost in dusty memories
I walk in dreams of youth
I linger there while you sleep
Watching you in quiet solitude
Near enough but years away
My heart beats no more
Yet I love you with it
My lips speak no more
Yet I speak to you in silent whispers
My hands are cold and lifeless
Yet I reach for you, longing for your warmth
I look deep into your eyes
Smiling with mine hoping to ease your sadness
But you see only tears
Drifting along with you by day
Standing watch near you by night
Great is my power to transcend time and space
Powerless am I to share it with you
Lost between the past and the present
Empty and alone, I wait for you.
Should it take five hundred years
Or a thousand years, I will wait for you
And all the while, you do not know
What brings a bitter sweet thought to mind
What brings a single tear to spring upon your cheek
What brings a small chill on a summer day
What brings a candle’s flame to dance for you
Look and I will not be there
Listen and you will not hear me
Call and I will not answer
But simply remember and I am alive again
A ghost am I

Sergio M. Tovar Jr.
Jan 2008

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Joanne S. (Jorusha) - 8/18/2008 9:31 PM ET
This evocative poem makes me think of the lovers in Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez- a wonderful book.
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 8/23/2008 6:40 AM ET
This was so beautiful and touching to read. I didn't realize it until I was finished that I had been holding my breath. Your piece made me think and feel and remember. I like it very much thank you.I'm going up top to read it again.
Kathleen F. (katrinakitty52) - 8/27/2008 9:48 PM ET
I often feel this way when I come upon something that brings back a memory. Time waits for no one. Seize the moment, live with no regrets. These words are written by one who has let it all pass her by.
Catherine S. (focolarina) - 9/4/2008 7:04 PM ET
Haunting somehow...i liked it. Draws you in :)
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