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Imagining

You are the voice within my head
the whisper in my sleep
the second shadow of my soul
the tear I never weep

I hear your laughter in my mind
like raindrops on the ground
but when I ask you what you want
you never make a sound

You are the ghost within my heart
that cradles me at night
I start to think your really here
then you vanish with the light

You haunt me in the daytime
like an echo to my sound
I look about to see you
but know you can't be found.


Brian Strand's Contest: 'OLD OR NEW any theme/form max 16 lines' 
1st place

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  1. Date: 7/21/2011 4:53:00 AM
    breath taking, love it

  1. Date: 7/16/2011 8:47:00 AM
    Congratulations Emma on your first place win this this lovely write. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 8:28:00 AM
    best of cheers to you for a top win, emma..:) huggs

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 7:41:00 AM
    Emma, Great job, Congratulations on your first place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 5:23:00 AM
    Congrats Emma on your first place win with these awesome words luv..enjoy..

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 5:13:00 AM
    Congratulations Emma on your win in the "A Old Or New" contest sponsored by Brian Strand. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 4:47:00 PM
    This is truly excellent. I relly like the way this plays out. Nice job. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 8:20:00 AM
    how tenderly written, emma... best winning wishes to you with huggs..:) nette