I See Ghosts


I saw a ghost today...

 Of a familiar face

  Pale, tired and stricken with hate

   He looked at me with a sullen gaze

    Within cold eyes I could see his fate

     Once filled with dreams so great

      His heart was now empty of love

       but so full of weight...


I saw a shell today..

 Of someone I once knew

  A smile spoke lies hiding what was true

   Behind it, his face was blue

    He did well hiding all that he’d been through

     For he gave no clue of the pain

      Tearing him in two..


I saw a shadow today..

 Of eyes that once shown bright

  Once filled with wonder and light  

   Were now dull, sullen, and grey

    Changed by the struggles he faced

     All he wanted to do was run and hide

      When my eyes met his

       I could see past his pride

        and saw the hole hidden inside…



I saw a ghost today and it scared me...

 How much reflections change….

  • Author: Lutalican (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 18th, 2020 07:02
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 46
  • User favorite of this poem: MelissaJA.


  • peto

    Easy to read
    Possibly a hint of addiction in it

  • GON

    Wow, I think this is one of my favorites. Love how catchy it is, great rhythm. Great rhetoric.

  • benevolentbluebabe

    This is excellent; powerful, emotive, resonating...

  • dusk arising

    Well structured and enjoyable reading.

  • MelissaJA

    Well written and catchy, I love this

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