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Buzzygirl
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0 posted 09-12-99 02:33 PM       View Profile for Buzzygirl   Email Buzzygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Buzzygirl

GHOSTS

Iíve been known to be afraid of ghosts
even though I donít believe
in bogeymen and unseen hosts
Good sense at times takes leave

I can conjur up an army to fight
a mock battle against their force;
but when daylight dissolves the feral night
they return thence to their source

I canít believe they live inside me
For I didnít give them permission
to set up their domicile here
they paid their own admission

They come and go as they please
theyíre wary of my waking
they taunt, bray and often tease
Their playgroundís of my making

Perhaps we all have spectres
lying in wait, they hide
they live on what-ifs and maybes;
they find sustenance inside

If we pause to gain translation
for the quiet voices we hear
We learn of how theyíre born and grow
These progeny of fear

I know that weíve all given them shelter
but Iíll plead for their eviction
and banish them to caves of memory
Iíll pledge this as conviction

How good are we at conquering
that which weíre loathe to face?
and how can we approach the battleground
if we cannot find the place?

I wonít believe in phantoms:
I canít know of things unseen
my approach to their shadowed dimension
leaves me hanging in between
between waking and sleeping moments
between the sighted and the blind
between knowing and not knowing
how I might best their kind

Should someone come along looking for them
Iíve pushed them out the door
look elsewhere if you want to find them;
they donít live here anymore
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August 1999

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Denise
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1 posted 09-12-99 02:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! This is great! I enjoyed reading this one too! You are quite the talented one, aren't you?!

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Denise
Buzzygirl
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St. Paul, MN USA


2 posted 09-12-99 02:55 PM       View Profile for Buzzygirl   Email Buzzygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Buzzygirl

Thank you for your encouragement and words of praise for my writing. I've been writing for a long time, but haven't shown any of my work to anyone save a couple of close friends. I am so buoyed up by the kind words I've received thus far and I am thoroughly enjoying the other poet's work that I'm reading here too. Thanks again for your words of encouragement, and I'm so happy I've found this place! - Jackie (Buzzygirl)
caroline
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3 posted 09-12-99 04:35 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Jackie you are really talented! I took to this poem right away...I've been enjoying the work you've posted here. Know you are welcome, and this place is home!

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Pepper
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since 08-19-99
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4 posted 09-12-99 04:36 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

we are glad you found your way here too.....another enjoyable read....

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