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.
Written for: http://www.adashofsunny.com/on-popular-demand-lets-gather-around-for-some-ghost-stories-8/
They may be…but I hope they are not watching!
Well you’ll probably never know..😄😱👻
Our departed loved ones are with us always………. in a variety of forms.
They are indeed. Thanks for stopping by.
Always a pleasure. 🙂
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,
Thanks Sanaa, glad to participate…
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.
Thanks Rommy appreciate you stopping by…
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?
Thanks Jae, ‘caretakers’ is a good word….have a good day.
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,.
Its a mystery Mandi but my kids are sure that is who they saw…
Love what this poem says about family and about the relationship between the dead and the living.
Thank you Magaly, lovely you could stop by..
though a ghost story, sweet nonetheless…
Thank you Sumana
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
Yes exactly Georgina, but if they didn’t like you then you could have a problem…..😱😀