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Ghost of Love

Ghost of Love

In my peripheral vision
an angel shimmers in light 
cast by the coals in the fireplace
right where we whispered last night

Somehow I know you aren't coming
back from the night and the storm....
and the thought of that is so chilling
even the fire can't make me feel warm
I waited in vain after you left
for your goodnight call
we had so much to live for
but a drunk driver ended it all
All I have left is memories
of the love so sweetly you gave
my heart went with you, my darling
when they covered your grave
Now you will sleep forever
with the angels above
all I have left here on earth
is just A Ghost of Love 

                                               Written with my niece, Johnette Loefgren

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  1. Date: 9/2/2008 9:38:00 AM
    Hi Vernette. Good to see you back again. Stay a while. God Bless. Excellent write. Vince

  1. Date: 9/2/2008 12:08:00 AM
    wow Phyllis - What a tragic loss your niece has had to endure - She certainly wrote a wonderful poem up out of a tragic event - You tell her I said I'll pray for her and God Bless

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 7:17:00 PM
    This is so sad but also so real with drunk drivers on the road. You are the one left behind with the memory of your lost love. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 4:54:00 PM
    This is quite sad, though well written from the heart. Nice meeting you, Teri

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 4:20:00 PM
    This is the sad reality for far too many. This is a timely piece with an important message. Nice collaboration to forward your thoughts. The title is fitting. Keep on writing! Karen