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The face at the window,
the feeling of dread as I tread 
to the door, the mysterious welcome, 
a touch on my shoulder, a cough 
down the hall, a shadowy figure 
in Civil War dress looking oddly 
like me, blowing his bugle then 
vanishing into the dark.
I am back at Appomattox,
my comrades around me 
lying dead or dying.
In front of a looking glass
feeling transparent, 
we stare in the mirror,
there's no image, no image at all.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 7:03:00 PM
    I love this Keith, I see them, shadows, voices, touches ;} About two weeks ago I woke up smelling my mom's coffee, I called out Mom, like she would answer ;} I have no coffee in my house.

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 1:40:00 PM
    Not a subject that I am fond off especially if you can hear these ghooly creatures. ha ha. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 7:17:00 PM
    Ghosts = creepy nightmares. Wrong time of night to read this! :)

  1. Date: 10/21/2012 8:32:00 AM
    Dear Keith, You stopped me cold with these lines. a cough down the hall. To relate a tragedy is one thing, but to feel it and live it (or die it as the case may be) in poetry is overwhelming. Chilling. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 6:29:00 PM
    great write Keith

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  1. Date: 10/19/2012 2:33:00 PM
    Nicely done Keith, enjoyed reading your poetry today, hugs vie

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 2:14:00 PM
    Hi Keith; This is a nice poem about ghosts. It has been said that we can not see the ghosts in the mirror. Thanks a lot for this poem. lucilla

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 11:48:00 AM
    What a creepy image you paint here Kieth, I love it! As you probably know I'm the Halloween guru around here and I try and see the Halloween writes, and this one is a good one my friend! I really enjoyed this delightful display of ghosts and their aparitions! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!