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Michael
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0 posted 01-12-2000 07:33 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

SPIRIT CALLING


Laying alone in dark silence,
I first hear footsteps down the hall.
Then laughing voices that convince
Me, I am not alone at all.
So, up I spring to the next room,
But I find no-one waiting there.
Just a cold and empty gloom
That lingers in the midnight air.

So cold it chills me to the bone.
I see, set open, the front door.
As I feel the house creek and groan,  
Walking barefoot across the floor.
There again, I hear the laughing,
And wonder if the jokes on me.
Though not quite consciously quaffing,
The whole situation I see.

Then I feel it touch my body,
The chill it lays upon my skin.
My heartbeat jumps, as my prickly
Neck hairs reveal the presence within.
Suddenly I see the sickness
Inflicted on my every breath.
The cold air in all it's thickness
A spirit calling to my death.

A ghost that haunts me night by night.
I wonder does he know he's dead?
Fearing sleep, I leave on the light,
And place the earphones on my head.
So I won't hear what the voices tell
In my midnight reality;
But still must walk the halls of hell,
To shut doors opened but to me.


Michael Anderson



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1 posted 01-12-2000 03:49 PM       View Profile for Dark Enchantress   Email Dark Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark Enchantress's Home Page   View IP for Dark Enchantress

I don't really know what to say Michael..as much as I hate to admit it. I've never really been in this position. But it was a beautiful poem just the same and although it was hard for me to understand at first...you described it very well.  

 "They can take away my belongings. They can beat me. They can torchure me and they can kill me. Then they will have my dead body. But they will not have my obedience."
-Gandhi

~*Angel of Darkness*~
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2 posted 01-12-2000 05:20 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

If this is an analagy great I really enjoyed the poem, BUT if you live in a haunted house, get out of there, more likely you have a haunted soul.  I can 'dig' that my friend  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)


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3 posted 01-12-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for Bojopy   Email Bojopy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bojopy

Michael this was a creepy one with a brilliance of haunt.  One of your best in my opinion.  It gave me chills to really think about it happening to myself.  I live alone and somtimes I think someone is here but its the old house just talking to me!!! Ok now I won't be able to sleep.  I loved the lonliness of this piece.  Kudos to you Michael!!

 

"Write down what you say if what you say is not written down" (Bojopy)




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4 posted 01-13-2000 01:25 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Thank you all for the compliments.  

I know I am obscure sometimes, thanks for putting up with me, D.E.

Isis, everybody has ghosts...some just scream louder than others.

Bojopy, glad I won't be the only one "not sleeping" tonight...LOL


Michael
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5 posted 01-13-2000 01:34 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I've got the chills! Just checked the other room and everything is OK. Don't do this to me in the middle of the night. I get so scared! Good poem
Liz
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6 posted 01-13-2000 01:40 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very chilling! This makes me very glad that I don't live alone!!! Excellent spooky poem, Michael!  

 Denise

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7 posted 01-13-2000 01:58 AM       View Profile for Jim Hastings   Email Jim Hastings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jim Hastings

Excellent poem, I have to wonder why I work so late at night and what are those sounds from the other side of that door.

 It's fantasy. But if it contains a piece of me doesn't that make it as real as I am?

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8 posted 01-13-2000 02:04 AM       View Profile for myslinky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for myslinky

Those are your inner demons wanting to come out!
Excellent poem.
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9 posted 01-13-2000 03:16 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Ok Micheal, now you've done gone and scared the living hell out of me...I'm the biggest chicken that walks the earth me thinks...and to top it off, I'm sleeping alone for the first time in four years...(next time put a warning label, will ya???)LOL!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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10 posted 01-13-2000 08:11 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Michael - Lack of sleep is getting to you...

But you do write well when you're deprived... Nice one... again...
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11 posted 01-13-2000 08:29 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ooooh very chilling, Excellent Michael!!


 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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Ok now you've scared me I am sitting her alone listening to every little noise, great poem so haunting  
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13 posted 01-13-2000 08:56 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Scary thought’s crossing my mind
As I'm reading line by line
This is a good choker
Almost like a Bram Stroker (hope I spelled that on right)
Very enchanting and haunting
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Ooooooo!!!  Spooky, Michael!  I like it!  Wonderful, as always!  
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15 posted 01-13-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

... and suthern shivers. *G* Well done, Michael!!!
Michael
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hehehe...so glad I could share my nightly tortures with all of you...LOL
myslinky, I believe you're probably right.

devina, making mental note right now, *warning label next time* - sure thing.

Nan, is it that obvious?  Nevermind, forget I asked.

HelmutB, that's quite a compliment...TY.

and thank you to everyone for the kind, if shivering, replies.


Michael

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17 posted 01-13-2000 02:41 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This literally gave me chills ...

I like the line "I wonder does he know he's dead?"  A sobering thought ... not sure whether this was meant to be taken literally but it works well that way.

--Kess


 You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

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18 posted 01-13-2000 02:54 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

OKay now you've done it!!! It's a quarter to 1 PM and it still scared me. Now I'll be sleepless all nite long! Seriously, it was scary but I really enjoyed it. Very well written.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
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Michael, this hootowl business is for the birds!  (no pun intended toward Ruth!)     I don't know why your mind tends to run away with itself late at night, depriving you of sleep, but uh...do you still have candles around the house per chance?  ROFL  
And um...just a quick note, once we get together, if you aren't getting PLENTY of sleep, I'm gonna be the death of you for sure!     Wheaties for breakfast in the morning, vitamins every day, and LOTS of exercise!!  hehe  You better start sleeping now to get ready for our week together!  Now shut those gorgeous eyes and SLEEP!!!!  I'll stand watch over you and chase the spooks away.  LOL   This poem shows your talents in so many shadowy colors!  Splendid mi-lord...you are.   And I ditto all the shivering comments above!  Glad it's afternoon now!  BOCK - BOCK !!


 ** I'm reaching for the brightest star I've ever seen - knock my ladder out from under me, and you'll wish you hadn't !! -pFF ** Here's to 2000!
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This poem certainly did have a dark flavor and I'm glad I read it on a beautiful sunshiney day.  Very well done Michael!
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21 posted 01-13-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Michael -

Maybe it's just my interpretation of my
own ~spirit~ that walks my nights ...
but .... I welcome the ~spirits~ that
keep me company in the evening hours.
I also am not the slightest bit intimidated or frightened by those ~spirits~.

I figure that if it's in MY bedroom ...
it has to be friendly ! ! ! !   LOL !

Sleep tight !
Don't let the bed bugs bite !
Smile when awakening
at morning light.
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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22 posted 01-13-2000 05:52 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Indeed Marge,
   This was a very serious poem on a real subject but I don't mind it being taken light hearted, though.  Everynight I close and lock all the doors in this 3 bedroom house and inevitably when I awake in the middle of the night for whatever reason, one door will be open.
   I'm not so far gone that I think my mind is playing tricks on me...there is something there...albeit more of a playful nature I think.  I even speak to it sometime in a joking manner.  O.K. You all can ship me off to the farm now...LOL


Michael
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23 posted 01-14-2000 12:20 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Put the headphones on?  I think I would have been GONE!  I don't know but if I were you I would annoint my house!  I don't know if I could live like that!  I would be terrified!
I'll talk with you about that annointing later!
Excellent in describing it though Michael!

 <*\\\><    
Where there is faith,
           there is love.
Where there is love,
          there is peace.
Where there is peace,
            there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
        there is no need.

Hallmark




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wow

whoa
this chills
 
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