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Her Ghost Lit Up The Room

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Her Ghost Lit Up The Room

He stepped aside to clear the way,
casket carried up the stairs,
quietly, his love died that day,
gone are the worries, gone are the fears,
sick for so long,
in taking her
God did nothing wrong,
he stood, in the doorway,
ceremoniously, with nothing to say,
he thought it was going to be horrifying, terrifying,
ghastly, to be left alone,
his house wasn’t a house if she wasn’t at home,
but he sensed her awareness all around,
then he heard a gentle sound,
whispering softly in his ear,
telling him not to cry,
not to shed a single tear,
even in death she’d always be near,
he then looked at the children,
by the coffin on their knees,
begging her to come back,
God, please oh please,
friends behind him sobbing timidly,
he prayed softly, for them all,
because when God reaches, you take the call,
and what seemed to be a day of gloom,
wasn’t really,
because her ghost lit up the room.

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  1. Date: 3/19/2009 5:29:00 AM
    Dear Frank, Wow I can definitely relate to this POEM I stand in AWE I will be reading more of YOUR POETIC Tapestries Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comment on "Lost LOVE" I am Receiving many new POETS comments From POETS I have to read I'll be back when Time permits ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 1:16:00 PM
    This is such a well written piece, Frank. The emotions are powerful in this write that tugs the heart strings. To mourn yet fell relieved to know the suffering is over is something that many can relate to. The comfort of her "lighting up the room" is beautiful. Very moving. Excellent write! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 11:32:00 PM
    Frank, how wise to admit that God chose to relieve your loved one of her suffering. I hate to see the way children suffer when they lose their mothers. And I know all too well how you feel when "her ghost lit up the room." My husband was young when he died, and there are times I still feel his presence. Bless you for sharing such tender thoughts, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 2:04:00 PM
    quite imaginative. the rhyming works. john

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 5:38:00 AM
    This shows well that despite the earthly loss of a loved one, they can still be a part and remain among us. Wonderful write. Michael

  1. Date: 2/23/2009 3:37:00 PM
    amazing! so many poems I read and I am not moved, this is great. Catherine. looking forwrd to reading more

  1. Date: 2/23/2009 2:09:00 PM
    Eyes got a bit leaky on this one but it made me smile. When "he prayed softly for them all" its just great, its beautiful the depth of emotion it leaves you with. Love it sunshine. Laurie

  1. Date: 2/23/2009 1:57:00 PM
    Loved this piece Frank.. love the way you told the story and how you revealed it at the end. Good work.