Hungry Ghosts


My wonderful wife,

Just sits there so innocent.

She does not over eat,

Is careful what she does eat.

I do not see her eat between meals,

So the conclusion I have come to

Is that we must have ghosts in the house,

Otherwise why is it,

That when I go to the biscuit barrel,

It is always empty!

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 15th, 2017 01:46
  • Comment from author about the poem: Just a bit of fun. The song is Ghost Riders in the Sky by Johnny Cash. I quite like JC I have ALL of his recorded work.
  • Category: Humor
  • Views: 69
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  • orchidee

    Oh lol, good write Gold.

  • Goldfinch60

    Thanks Orchi.

  • Michael Edwards

    Funny that we have the same problem in our household - except that I'm the culprit - great observational poem Andy.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Michael, it us uncanny how they disappear.

    • Frank Prem

      Yup, you're onto it GF. Ghosts for sure.

      Follow the crumbs.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Fred and thanks for the advice, the crumbs would be followed but the place is so tidy I think the ghost tidies up behind itself. The only crumbs that are to be found are in the biscuit barrel!

      • FredPeyer

        Goldfinch, are you sleep walking to that barrel? Wouldn't surprise me!

        • Goldfinch60

          If I sleep walk anywhere it would be to my Laphroaig.

        • Accidental Poet

          Sorry Goldfinch, I couldn't help myself. They're sooo good. Just like this write. ; )

          • Goldfinch60

            So I can blame you then AP!
            Thank you for commenting and owning up.

            • Accidental Poet

              Yep, I'm your guy. Please compliment the baker in the house. ; )

            • myself and me

              I like how this piece end, "empty biscuit barrel".
              A fun reading.

              • Goldfinch60

                A bit of fun for a change to lighten one's day.

              • Louis Gibbs

                Those biscuit-eaters are the sneakiest of all ghosts! I'd call on the 'ghost busters'!

                • Goldfinch60

                  I tried them but there was no reply.

                • lasergraph

                  I am thinking a security camera at the biscuit barrel is called for. 😀

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Good idea but I am not sure whether ghosts can be seen by a camera.

                  • WL Schuett

                    We have a cookie jar is that the same thing as a biscuit barrel cause ours is always empty too one made me smile

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Yes a biscuit barrel is the as your cookie jar. Glad you enjoyed it, a bit of fun can go a long way in our lives.

                    • Tony36

                      LOL! great write

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you Tony, much appreciated.

                        • Tony36


                        • Fay Slimm.

                          Good question -- love the reasoning in this one Goldie.

                          • Goldfinch60

                            That's what comes with a scientific mind Fay.

                          • dusk arising

                            Oh you made me laugh again..... this is absolutely prescious mate. Goes into favourites... i love it!

                            • Goldfinch60

                              I am so glad it made you laugh, once more my day is made.

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