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The Ghost(s) of Christmas Present

robert43041
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Poetry Contest

So: a ghost...or many ghosts. You feel a presence. Is it a good feeling or some sort of horror lurking around the corner?
Submit a poem, any style,  30 to 50 lines  OR  short story 500 to 1,000 words.

robert43041
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Lovely Ghosts

They're all ghosts now.  
Grandparents  
They had the greatest Christmas tree  
In the world. All dressed up  
And nowhere to go  
Except in the corner  
Watching over all the gifts.  
Parents who provided everything and more  
Father even built a small gas station  
With a two-tier garage, a parking  
On top and  a slide for our toy cars,  
Big Brother, the oldest one,  
A teacher in his soul and his whole life long  
But gone too soon.  
Some of them invading my dreams  
Ghosts dropping in on my †weird dreams  
Somehow beckoning me  
To come and join them  
Wherever they are, wherever they may be  
In heaven, assuredly  
For they all worked very hard  
To make a living  
To make things work  
Never complaining,  
Positive they were  
Loving life as I never did  
Never could  
But they are sending positive signals  
Positive vibes  
Cheering me on as I †slowly †
But steadfastedly  
Do my best to move along.
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personanongrata
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"thirteen"

Insomnia
Running away from that
piece of quiet of the night
A monologue over nothing and everything
There is no mate for the terror of my head
It seems like the Universe is asleep
and has put me on guard
Protector of living and dead things that you all see
Of monsters, of spaces, of art
 
Resurrected ghosts of another cosmos are dancing in my moldy room
One of them approaches me and says
 
"Come!  
this is how men cure their desires
their will that cannot be done"
 
A girly ghost declines
"Don't you dare!
He's lying to you!
This is a plane
Don't answer him back
Just turn around
Speak to the Night
She is awake"
 
 
I smile and pay attention no more
My imagination is as wealthy as my old soul
My heart is wide shut
My bad luck is loosened along with my conciense
And when I arrive
in Morpheus' embrace
I am somebody else
but I am me
Visions of seas teeming with bunches of blue grapes
Escaping from the yoke of my fears is sweet
I am unleashed
for a while
 
 
 
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Nice. Thanks for participating.  Good luck.  Regards, Robert.

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robert43041
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Sorry, Slipalong,   it is very difficult, indeed impossible to read.  Small characters on parchment.  Nice thought though.

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Mama's Calling


  † †Inner child, your mamaís calling from the past, a memory, haunting
Twenty years, unspoken longing since she passed through heavenís door
†† † † †Inner child, your mamaís singing, hear the memory, now ringing
 † † † †Deep within, your tears are brimming, wishing you could sing with her
Listen to her lovely singing, raise your voice and sing with her!
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †Lovingly, remember her
 
†† † † †In your mindís eye, see her walking hand in hand, with daddy, talking
At Sears Roebuck, Christmas shopping, brought to mind from long ago
†† † † †Images of love and laughter, longing for the things that matter
†† † † †Loved ones now in the hereafter, see them still, with heartfelt glow
Mom and Dad look down from heaven, Knowing how I miss you so!
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †Memories from long ago
 
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