The Village Ghost.

As we sat around the village inn

Supping good dark ales,

We regaled ourselves with stories,

And ever taller tales.


The one about the village ghost

Intrigued us most of all,

About the way he used to sit,

Upon the village wall.


The wall was at the village end

Where the road went out of town,

And there the ghostly figure sat,

And looked out with a frown.


I left the pub one evening

And went down to the wall,

And down I sat upon the bricks,

To fool them one and all.


I saw them all on the next day

Gathered around the bar,

And told them what I did last night,

To show what fools they are.


Yes we saw you on the wall they said

Right there at the end,

But who was that sat next to you,

Was he just a friend?

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 11th, 2020 02:25
  • Comment from author about the poem: BLIMEY! It rhymes!
  • Category: Humor
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  • Alzbeta

    Ah this is wonderful, I love it!
    thank you Andy - nice cheerful start to a day 🙂

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Alzbeta, so glad to start your day with a smile.


    • Doggerel Dave

      Hah hah hah - couldn't stop laughing, great stuff. Thanks a lot Andy - got me where it counts.

      • Goldfinch60

        Hi Dave, glad I brought a laugh to you this day. Laughing is so important in our lives.


      • Michael Edwards

        Great one Andy - love it.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks Michael.


        • orchidee

          Good write Gold.
          I been on a couple of walks, not particularly deserted areas. I saw a person in front of me, then they turned a corner and vanished after a while. A person or a ghost? Or an angel?!

          • Goldfinch60

            Than ks Orchi.

            That was Harold!!


          • peto

            Never saw you write in this style before Andy
            Hope you do again
            Super read

            • Goldfinch60

              No, I don't normally write in this style but I have done some.

              Thank you Peto.


            • L. B. Mek

              wonderfully fun read Andy, like your use of rhythm and tempo to set the jovial mood from the start,
              but I guess the character in the write was only showing 'a side' to everyone looking from the outside, sometimes we all need a quite moment to contemplate and gather ourselves,
              a clever write my friend, just what I needed on a dull Friday morning

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Mek, It is good to bring smile to people and so rewarding.


              • dusk arising

                Ah... my friend in Bretforton. Worth trying a ghost ale in that pub.

                Were you beside yourself in fear?

                • Goldfinch60

                  So true d a, I met him in the barn.


                  Good beer there, they sell Pigs Ear - my favourite beer.

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  ANGELA HERE ~ Thanks for the video nice to hear a bit of Blue Grass from two great Artists Pete & Jonny ! The old ones are always the BEST ! Love the ODE ~ Structure & Subject ! You always have Rhythm but with added Rhyme it flows beautifully in recitation ~ Loved the sting in the TALE !

                  Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
                  Love Angela Brian & S mokey ! ! !

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Angela.


                  • Suresh

                    What a light hearted ghostly tale
                    To bring a smile, it won't fail

                    • Goldfinch60

                      If I can bring a smile to peoples faces
                      it is well worth going those extra paces.


                    • Jerry Reynolds

                      I enjoyed this it was a lot of fun to read. Happy Holidays. Stay Safe.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Jerry, you stay safe as well.


                      • MendedFences27

                        "The village ghost," gave me an invisible chuckle. Someone should have bought him (meaning you) a pint.
                        A most humorous way for me to end my night. -Phil A.

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you Phil, so glad you had a chuckle.


                        • Doggerel Dave

                          After all that feedback, Andy, your true path as a poet is set for you now!!

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Thank you Dave, my path has always been varied and will continue so to be but the path that this poem has taken will be back.


                            • Doggerel Dave

                              I appreciate your need to retain some semblance of control over your future output. However I am here to tell you that the option you have taken this time is your true path.
                              Resist not! Go for it and enjoy the acclimation!

                              Kindest of all regards, Dave

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                            • Dove

                              Cuteness! Much enjoyed

                              • Goldfinch60

                                Thank you RB much appreciated.


                              • RDS

                                Haha good to fing a poem with some high-spirited humour cheers Andy.

                                • Goldfinch60

                                  Thanks RDS, humour is so important in our lives.


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