Ghost

Ghost

In fear my heart races 
as I pull the covers over my head
and pretend nothing has changed
What I saw was in my head
It is not real, but imagined

Through the bedroom window
I saw you standing there
Looking up at me
Music played through the air
carried along by a cool breeze

Shivering at the sight of you 
I recoiled, shrinking back to my bed
It is not you, it cannot be, I won’t let it be
I forbid you enter my thoughts
and invade my dreams 

Yet you taunt me with your presence
An apparition stinging old wounds
Still open, raw and unhealed
A ghost from my past
who refuses to die


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse Poets

Prompts

The Bedroom Window - RDP
Music - FOWC


Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen on Unsplash

 

  27 comments for “Ghost

  1. November 1, 2021 at 4:57 am

    We had the same dream

  2. October 31, 2021 at 6:31 am

    awww… very relatable <3

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Janis! ❤️

  3. October 30, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Ghosts from the past are the most damaging kind…

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      Yes, if we let them in 😧

  4. October 30, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Ghosted isn’t funny.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2021 at 8:45 am

      No, it’s scary 😧

      • October 30, 2021 at 8:46 am

        Don’t let it scare you. Even if you are. Smiles.

  5. October 29, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Love this!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you! ☺️

  6. October 29, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Chills up my spine. Those ghosts from the past are scary. Good one!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks Grace. It’s that time of year for a spook!

  7. Beverly Crawford
    October 29, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Let it go…..let it go …. let it go! Try saying “Out damned spot” six times and turn around twice and he’ll be gone!!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 7:26 pm

      Lol! So funny Bev.🤣. Let’s give it a go 🤣👍

  8. October 29, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Beautifully penned ….. I suspect we all have them. Happy Weekend.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks so much Helen. Yes you’re right 😳💕

  9. October 29, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Spooky scary!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks Linda ☺️💕

  10. October 29, 2021 at 7:34 am

    We all have ghosts like that Christine. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Brian 😦💕

  11. October 28, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Fantastic poem! The ghosts of the past do need to be banished

    • Christine Bolton
      October 29, 2021 at 12:14 am

      Oh yes they certainly do Sadje! Thank you so much ☺️💕

      • October 29, 2021 at 12:50 am

        You’re welcome

  12. October 28, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    ::::shivers:::: I wouldn’t want to look out and see that image!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 28, 2021 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Lisa. I was in a Halloween mood tonight! 🎃 👻

      • October 29, 2021 at 4:18 pm

        You’re welcome!

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