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Spirits in the Distance

    Life can play tricks on you 
Those you have lost 
     can suddenly appear
You think that have returned 
    But blink your eyes
         and they are gone 
Spirits in the distance 
     bring hope for 
a moment
Even as we speak 
I see someone at the edge 
   of the woods 
My heart races 
I cry "Look" 
You turn around
But wait - the spectral image is gone 
Now there is only an autumn wind 
blowing leaves around 
My loved one has returned 
         to eternity

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 4:31:00 PM
    this one is REALLY good, Matt. I love the supernatural element and ties to family.

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:51:00 AM
    hi Mathew brilliantly put I believev that our departed loved ones watch over us to, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 7:18:00 PM
    I absolutly love this I'm going to favor it, I related to this on every level thankyou :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 5:10:00 PM
    always nice to know angels are watching over us, beside us, and ready to take us home when the time comes... and forever in our memories too... great poem!

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 3:13:00 PM
    I like this. I keep the memories of my loved ones and our good times in my heart (even when the loved ones are still alive and elswhere). I enjoy looking at the heart albums and videos. That's where poems can come from. KJ

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 2:19:00 PM
    watching over you,great write Matthew

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 10:35:00 AM
    I just love this one, brilliantly captured emotions. You have layed a special gift at our feet and I thank you.

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 6:08:00 AM
    You bring me to my imagination through your words, this is really adventure poem, and I enjoy to read this :D thank you for visiting my page, and I already mailed you about the festival, have a check and enjoy :D - Hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 7:11:00 PM
    A very moving read and yet your message is so true. As I read this, I also could visualize their spirit. Nicey done! Thank you for sharing!

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Good day is always tricky... I miss them special images that would appear out of nowhere.. Hey charming poem and thoughts..deep and sad on the images.... always..linda

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:21:00 PM
    i like this Matthew, refreshingly different,