Treasure Island

Owain Glyn


Ghosts


Oh, these Ghosts that haunt me, nightly, tearing at my soul,
These screaming, wailing, moaning ghouls, my senses do appall.
My sleep is wrecked, and torn apart, my silence is undone,
And all I see are shadows, where the nightmares have begun.

Then come, oh come, and do your worst, I will not share your pain,
If I can't rest, then nor should you, bound up within your chain.
You shall not load your guilt on me; your terror is your own,
Though heavy weigh my sorrows, they weigh on me alone.

What dreadful crimes have you committed, to be treated thus?
And who gave you the freedom, now, to visit them on us?
Or are you just reflections of the way we all must end?
A mirror of the harvest reaped, is that what you portend?

So, in my sweat soaked sheets I lay, my Ghosts for company,
The Black Crow on my windowsill, waits patiently for me.
I do not seek redemption, or an Angel's sweetened breath,
I've courted Sin throughout my life, and take it to my Death.

Yet who has claims yo innocence, in thought, or word, or deed?
And who among us sin soaked wrecks, have souls that shall not bleed?
So when I go I'll join these Ghosts, on their eternal quest,
To burden others with their chain, and find eternal rest.
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Submitted: Monday, November 26, 2012

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A study of the innate fears preceding Death

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  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (1/29/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    Ah such vivid images and haunting visions. Dickens and Poe would give you a 10 and so will I. One day we'll meet up with all the great minds that have gone one before us and have tea and talk over the issues of chains, regrets and eternal life no doubt. Thank you for another brilliant poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ray Quesada (12/1/2012 3:56:00 AM)

    this is superb writing. i gave it a 10, and i don't give 10's that often to anybody! ! again, wonderful job on this poem! (Report) Reply

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