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Spirit Catcher

Come to me by moonlight on All Hallow's Eve
rise up from the grave and let your spirit raise
coat me with frost breath, sing to me your boos
I am hungry for the past days of scariness and fools.

Come to me at the graveyard, soar above the marble
whisper to me of your life and loves, don't wait
for your proper turn, don't lie lonesome beneath dirt.
There's an ear for every sorrow and a promise of corn

if on All Hallow's Eve you find your way to my side.
There we'll drink spiced wine and toast past days
when bodies were a hindrance and our emotions raged
we'll wonder about starlight and planet scapes

and talk to three a.m, if you come to me at midnight
and touch my spirit to yours. The clock will tick as count
the oaks will zither a tune, the lowing cows and rats
rustle will speak of night's safety and an alternate way.

Tell me of your curtains, the end of your way of life,
tell me of your children, the last of your family line,
tell me of your lover's kiss, the last treasure you held
before you wandered free of the earth's reach
every all Hallow's Eve, every chance you were freed
and if you are lonesome or traveling a new domain.

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Delightful, this is the least scary poem about dead people I have ever read. I think I will go down to the cemetery and find myself a buddy to share some spicy win with.

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 4:37:00 PM
    serie, congratulations with your featured poem of the week.. hope you are enjoying yours~Always ;-) PD

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 12:17:00 AM
    Even if halloween is over-- I still super enjoyed reading this Sheri-- love the imagery you put in here & really liked how this flowed as well-- thanks for all your wonderful comments in my poems :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 3:38:00 PM
    Third stanza and third line got my attention..Won't it be wonderful when these bodies won't be a hinderance..Enjoyed your work..I was honored that you visited my work..Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 2:29:00 PM
    Don't know how I missed this one!! wow poetry with more then one meaning,,,a poet after my own heart,,,,Always Michael

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 8:50:00 PM
    I know there is a "spooky" element to this, Sheri, but I saw much more. A lost loved one whose spirit might reunite with you on just this one special night. One of the best "Halloween" poems I've ever read. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 5:00:00 PM
    Smile ~ "Yes," this is definitely a sweet Halloween treat of a spooky tale; I can feel the shivers running through many a melting spine ~ Smile ~ "Hello, 'Dear Gifted & Precious, Sheri Fresonke Harper!" ~ Visiting the ghost of all hallows past; "An Excellent Poe My Dear" &, "Thank You" for the kind com ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You & Yours,' Always," John! ~ Smile, "Have A Very 'Blessed & Beautiful' Tomorrow Dear Sheri;" Bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 4:21:00 PM
    and a happy holloween to you too. john

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 12:46:00 PM
    Hey Girl friend thanx for the comments I will cherish them. I love your spirit catcher

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 12:00:00 PM
    It was my pleasure to read your excellent writing today Sheri. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 5:33:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading today... well written!