On Popular Demand – Lets gather around for some ghost stories


Its 3am, the floor boards creak

the sound of footsteps

across the lounge room floor

I look but no one is up.

I’m reminded of my children

telling me of the white haired lady

coming into their bedroom,

often sitting on the end of their bed.

I’m sure it is their grandmother

come to see they are alright.

It’s true what they say

the dead are with us

just in another room.


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19 Responses to On Popular Demand – Lets gather around for some ghost stories

  1. oldegg says:

    They may be…but I hope they are not watching!

  2. Our departed loved ones are with us always………. in a variety of forms.

  3. This is such a touching and eloquent poem, Michael 🙂 I like the idea of our loved ones watching over us. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.

    Lots of love,

  4. Rommy says:

    I like the homey-ness of this story. Just a grandmother, coming in to see her wee ones to bed, even if she is no longer physically there. It’s quite sweet.

  5. Jae Rose says:

    Well the picture alone sent a shiver down my spine – in a good way – and your words suitably captured ghosts..not as caricatures but as caretakers maybe?

  6. mandibelle16 says:

    Ooo scary. Glad I didn’t read his one last night. You wonder how can the dead reach earth, to hat degree. And what kind of dead still haunt? Or are they simply evil demons playing tricks? Or Angels protecting? I hope it was their grandmother’s spirit, come down to nurture and protect the,.

  7. Love what this poem says about family and about the relationship between the dead and the living.

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    though a ghost story, sweet nonetheless…

  9. georginamorley says:

    Totally. I often ask people why they are afraid of being visited by passed relatives…if they loved you in life why would they harm you from the “after life” ? XXX

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