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The Ghost of My Lonely

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The Ghost of My Lonely

Abandoned in the fifties after the war
A frieght elevator stuck between floors
Obsolete machinery, splintered old chairs
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

Dead air presses down, stifling and thick
Something still dwells behind one of those bricks
Curled up in a ball, it waits for me there
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

A musty gray vapor that whispers my name
It seeps through the wall and creeps to my brain
It sighs and it groans as my soul is laid bare
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

It mumbles and moans and drones of ancient tombs
Of claustrophopic closets and dim, hollow rooms
I cry out for help, echoes answer my prayer
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

The ghost of my lonely, my lost and alone
My hopeless and helpless, my can't go back home
It's looking at me now with a dull, vacant stare
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere






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  1. Date: 8/20/2015 10:57:00 PM
    Tim.. What a beautifully descriptive dark write. You mastered Linda's contest and took home the win.. Congrats

  1. Date: 8/17/2015 10:34:00 AM
    Wow Tim a very dark yet beautiful poem! Congrats on ur awesome win!

  1. Date: 8/16/2015 9:29:00 PM
    Hi Tim. Congrats on your win. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/15/2015 11:39:00 AM
    So many dark interpretations to this poem. Exceptional write.

  1. Date: 8/14/2015 8:48:00 PM
    Wow ! this is excellent my friend

  1. Date: 8/14/2015 6:55:00 PM
    Hi Tim, an excellent poem to enter. :) Congratulations on your awesome win. Stop by my latest blog "Poem for One Victim" if you'd like or have time. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 7/12/2015 11:15:00 AM
    Hi Tim Just got round to reading this awesome piece of yours. I can see why they wanted it published. Brilliant.. and unique... Would be interested to know what inspired this write for you. You been to N/Jersey? While reading through it the second time it reminded me of the JFK Museum in downtown Dallas.. the actual spot where Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed him from... also a warehouse.. and also gave me the creeps. Anyway.. congrats on a well deserved recognition for this gem. xx~xx

  1. Date: 6/29/2015 10:19:00 AM
    ahhh yes, I recall this one so well. No wonder you got published with it. FANTASTIC

  1. Date: 11/6/2014 10:17:00 PM
    Wow great Kyrielle, I love this form it worked so well here!grats on ur win my friend!

  1. Date: 11/5/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Tim.

  1. Date: 11/5/2014 10:01:00 AM
    Re-visiting this compelling write once again, Tim...congratulations on yet another win!! // paul

  1. Date: 11/5/2014 7:44:00 AM
    very very creepy write Tim - many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 11/5/2014 6:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this stunning write.

  1. Date: 11/4/2014 9:30:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this eerie ghost story that leaves a lasting mystery for the reader to solve!... A great use of repetition, rhythm and rhyme made this a great read, as well. Congrats on your win, Tim!

  1. Date: 6/12/2014 10:55:00 AM
    Crazy, creepy..congrats on a well deserved win!.. Arlene..

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 1:19:00 PM
    Tim, This is absolutely enthralling!!! It must have been terrifying. Thank God you got out alive and lived to write this sensational Kyrielle. Elaine

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 10:05:00 AM
    Hi Tim, Congrats on the Scary moment win. Thanks for sharing........Love Linda

  1. Date: 6/8/2014 6:36:00 PM
    Whooooo frightening write with vivid imagery.. My faves 1st and 3rd!! Congratulations Tim..:)

  1. Date: 6/7/2014 4:35:00 PM
    goosebumps, wow, tim.. congrats and huggs

  1. Date: 6/6/2014 5:30:00 PM
    A truly scary moment in time. Congratulations on your win. Love,Joyce

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