Ghost

they come in many forms
for the little ones
it could be the famous
Casper, the friendly ghost
for the adults and the believers
of life after death
it could be their friends or loved ones
visiting them after deaths
and for the joyful and adventurous ones
it could be just another spooky Halloween tale
but little do we know, or little do we recognize
the ghost that truly haunts us down
for some, it could be a childhood experience
of losing a loved one early on in life
for others, it could be a terrible heartbreak
of losing “the love of your life” for the first time
but for the silent majority
it could be a one-time big-time trauma
haunting them down as they sleep at night
for years and years and years
and that no matter what they do
it keeps coming back
as what most ghostly appearances do
it appears anytime, anywhere
uninvited, unsolicited
more so, in the darkest hour of the night
even in the silence of their dreams
and in the comfort of their
wildest, most brilliant creative imagination
it appears

haunting

haunting

haunting

until it’s gone
for just a moment

43 Comments

  1. Athira says:

    Morning itself, you gave a invitations to GhostsπŸ™‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

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    1. michnavs says:

      πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚thank you

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      1. Athira says:

        Welcome πŸ‘

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  2. gdutta17 says:

    Wow! So true about the “real” ghosts that keep haunting us. Loved this take. Brilliant. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you so much… and that “wow” really make my day

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      1. gdutta17 says:

        You are welcome. The poem did “WOW” me. 😊

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  3. Sadje says:

    The unwelcome specter of memories from the past. So true.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Sadje…

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      1. Sadje says:

        Your welcome

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  4. Kritika says:

    πŸ˜€ Casper was so cute. I adore him.

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    1. michnavs says:

      he is very adorable….and i love the movie version

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      1. Kritika says:

        Me too πŸ˜€

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  5. mrswrangler says:

    A wonderful poem for the season.

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  6. I love how it transitioned from something light hearted to dark and deep.

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    1. michnavs says:

      oh, thank you Punam…

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      1. You are welcome.

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  7. murisopsis says:

    This is so simple a poem yet packs such a wallop! I think we are haunted and like fears they come and then follow us around keeping just out of sight until – BOOM they nestle in beside us in the stillness of the night!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      ohhh… thank you Val… that is so true

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  8. calmkate says:

    this is spectacular Mich, love your analogy … makes our issues more personal, more relatable … thanks for this!

    Please send this off to spillwords or another publisher? More need to read it πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      wow… thank you Kate… so much… i will do it kate it… thank you..

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      1. calmkate says:

        most welcome Mich, you are on a flow πŸ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        thank you really kate for the support always ..

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  9. judeitakali says:

    This is an immaculate interpretation of what ghosts can be. Love the depth and perspective πŸ§‘πŸ’œ

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Jude… so much i am happy to know that..

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  10. utahan15 says:

    bridge
    gaps
    here and there
    a wing hope and prayer
    tacit forms of caring

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  11. -Eugenia says:

    An excellent expression of ghostly perspectives! Thank you for joining in, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Eugenia

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome, Mich.

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  12. True, we live with ghosts of our own – often imprints in our minds that seem to drive our waking/sleeping experiences and shade how we feel in the moments or for years on end.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree…thank you for sharing your thoughts here.

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  13. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    THAT’S THE SPIRIT…OF HEALING!

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  14. So true!
    Never know when those ghosts will appear.
    (((HUGS)))
    PS…That pic of Casper is boo-tiful!

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank yo Carolyn ..always….

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Eugi

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  15. V.J. Knutson says:

    I feel like we are all haunted by something. So true.

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    1. michnavs says:

      We all are..and that is a fact VJ..thank you so much..

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        So welcome, Mich!

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