ghosts

copyright c e ayr

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ghosts


in the darkness they come
the ghosts of my accusers
created from the anger
or resentment
of those who still live
who point fingers
and hurl accusations
of heinous crimes
many of which
I admit
I am guilty of

there are other ghosts
of those now dead
who show more benevolence
even forgiveness
of my innumerable faults

a former lover
who departed many years ago
far too young
who bears no grudge
for my imperfections

and a friend
a lady who wanted more than I could give
taken just last year
by the virus
which swept the earth
calls me with affection
mon sale gosse
my little rascal

but my most frequent visitor
is my mother
who died all those years ago
but has never left me
she says nothing
simply enfolds me
as always
in her love

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11 Responses to ghosts

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  2. jenne49 says:

    Just beautiful, touches deeply.
    The angry ghosts of the living who visit us because we have been human and imperfect, and because they still are too.
    And those no longer here, who bring understanding and forgiveness..
    Then the mother-love that knows us inside out and… ‘simply enfolds me as always in her love’
    So delicately expressed.

    And what a gorgeous photo.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ceayr says:

      Thanks, Jenne, I wonder if it is just my imagination that the dead treat us more kindly?
      The photo is fabulous, is it not, especially as it is about 80 years old!

      Like

  3. Katrin McElderry says:

    Poignant. Beautiful….
    ‘but my most frequent visitor
    is my mother
    who died all those years ago
    but has never left me
    she says nothing
    simply enfolds me
    as always
    in her love’

    Wow…absolutely moved by those words.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ladysighs says:

    Haunting thoughts. Some fade. Some recur from time to time.
    Some thankfully remain.

    On our blog we hope to discover
    A comment from a sister or brother
    Some nice words and not the other
    Or someone will be running for cover 😉

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