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MY FRIEND WAS A GHOST

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MY FRIEND WAS A GHOST



                    In my youth I never experienced what was fright

                    I used to pedal from my studio quite late at night

                    Cross a railway bridge supposed to be haunted

                    None to be seen at that hour as no one wanted

                    Yet a young man I always used to see

                    Once I said hello! when he rode past me

                    "Don't you feel afraid?" and "No-Never"  I had said

                     You know the difference between living and dead"

                     Showing no interest I just shook my head

                     But he went on with his spooky talks instead

                     The arguments and debate went too hot

                     I accepted his challenge to visit a spot

                     The night was chilled and the sky cloudy and dark

                     Raced fifteen miles till we heard some dogs bark

                     We reached a village surrounded by dark  hills

                     Where corpses were being cut in its saw mills

                     And I could hear the painful howls

                     Amidst the screeching of the owls
                     
                     Shocked, I tried to speak to my friend

                      I received no response from his end

                      The terror of the situation was so deep

                      Even the moon was quite afraid to peep

                      Horrified and frightened I began to weep

                      Gradually I was being dragged into sleep

                      When I woke up just before the dawn

                      I found myself in a beautiful lawn

                     My companion enjoying his butter and toast

                     While I was having my coffee and bread

                     I had realized that my friend was a ghost

                     And no more I am alive but simply dead

 

                     

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  1. Date: 3/24/2011 9:33:00 AM
    chilling piece

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 3:49:00 PM
    You have both impressive descriptiveness and rhyming in this composition. Why can't I review your most recent poem?

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 10:41:00 AM
    Rohini. I thank you for your visit and for your kind words. I am but a learner of this fine craft that you have mastered. Words crafted to a whole that is filled with fantastic imagery. A scary, scary write. Peace and luck to you, Eamon

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 12:53:00 AM
    clever one!

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 10:39:00 AM
    I just love the twist at the end Rohini, so didn't see that one coming.. :) Thanks for your comment earlier ~ Wilma

  1. Date: 12/6/2010 6:36:00 AM
    great thought and thanks for sharing it

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 11:23:00 PM
    oh! what a twist. beautiful lines. the ending was terrific

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 11:32:00 AM
    Thank you for your kind comments to me Rohini. I enjoy your poetry so much. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 5:34:00 AM
    Nice dream you have dreamt Rohini as the halloween is round the corner, nice twist at the end,

  1. Date: 10/25/2010 5:52:00 PM
    Haunting tale, and perfect timing for halloween. Excellent piec loved the ending.