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The Gift

My family had always told me
About ‘our gift’ since I was a small girl
That allowed us to feel the spiritual,
And see things not of this world

I ignored them until, at the age of sixteen
I’d gone out with a friend for the night,
We were being walked home by her father
When we encountered an unusual sight

As we giddily ambled along a dark road
A cloaked woman came into view
She drew closer, until we met face to face 
Then she spookily walked straight through

My friend’s father, who seemed oblivious to this
And continued to walk on home
As he said nothing, and nor did my friend
I was sure the sighting had been mine alone

But I asked them both if they’d seen her
They said that I’d had too much drink,
‘She sees spirits as well as drinks them’
My friend’s father said, with a wink

We never spoke of that night again
But that sighting wasn’t my last
I’ve had more ‘paranormal’ experiences
As I’ve grown and years have gone past

I just have to step into old buildings
To feel a ‘vibe’ and become aware
Of the energy held within its walls, 
And tell if ‘spirits’ walk there

When I visit an ancient monument 
That is surrounded by fields of war,
I can hear the sounds of the battles
And cries of those who have gone before

Sometimes it can be disconcerting
As bad energy can be a pain
But I wouldn’t be without my special ‘gift’
Or change my life with the unexplained.

This poem has been written for Danielle Whites 'Time Warp' contest

Copyright © Janette Fisher

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  1. Date: 5/17/2014 5:32:00 AM
    A nice poem béen spiritual is a gift indeed

  1. Date: 5/14/2014 8:36:00 AM
    Amazing gift. Unexplained insight does exist. I know...... Tremendous write and enjoyed it very much.. Robert

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 9:23:00 PM
    Janette... Nice seeing your poem featured on the poetry soups home page. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 6:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Janette

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 4:31:00 PM
    Thank you Janette for your supporting poem in my contest. Congratulations, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 3:17:00 PM
    excellent Janette! very well written. congratulations on both counts.-Robert

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 11:54:00 AM
    What a wonderful and thoughtful entry to the contest! Congratulations dear Janette, on this winning poem! ~ (Hope you are doing as well as can be during this difficult time..much love and prayers go out to you). Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 7:17:00 AM
    Janette, I hope you are doing alright. You have been in my prayers. This poem was outstanding. Congratulations on ranking first in John's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 6:57:00 AM
    Congrats Janette on your first place win in Moses contest.. a precious poem.. and a wonderful win for an amazing lady and poetess... blessings to u as u uplift us with your words...luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 12:12:00 PM
    I totally believe. My oldest daughter had a reading and was told in a previous life she had been an ancient Indian warrior and a Victorian princess or queen, can't remember. She was conceived on Indian ground. I see things in my dreams. Ellen

  1. Date: 1/23/2010 10:24:00 AM
    Janette, I most graciously thank you for your support of my contest, by your entry. Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 9:21:00 AM
    Such an amazing gift indeed, and a bit friengtning at times I'm sure. My mother wished to be able to see spirits, she has spent many years going to places known for their supernatural environs and still she has seen nothing. She has come to the conclusion that spirits must not like her very much. Really enjoyed reading, thank you so much for your comments.

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 5:17:00 PM
    Janette~Wow that is a gift that some of us wish we had. Just use t to your advantage positively. My husband and I watch paranormal shows every week we're really into them. I find them fascinating, to think people kind hear and see the past like that! Enjoy your gift!Great write!! Laura :)

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 8:27:00 PM
    I am a HUGE fan of the paranormal great write...Aleera

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 7:52:00 AM
    A really good write and what a gift that truley is your writting has a powerful flow and you tell a great story great write

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 5:52:00 PM
    I understand, but have you ever seen it as a curse?:) But it makes for an alive and tender heart.... at least, in some people. Very interesting and thanks for your comments on my feature. Best wishes, Sara

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 6:15:00 PM
    Only our intent to prove to the world we are what it says we are, that strip of us our gift, for God avails us of much power. Thank you for sharing a beautiful poem with profound thoughts, keep writing. One love

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 12:33:00 PM
    WOW!!!!!!!!!! Great written poem and subject matter.

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 4:25:00 AM
    Eerie I'm sure. Keep the magical pen flowing. Good luck in the contest. Sara

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 9:21:00 AM
    ... so ... people don't really walk through other people? I wonder what's in my coffee... ;) great write my friend! Bravo!