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The River home

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The River home

It was a home on the river we lived .
It was the ghost of a young man whom had taken his own life.

I still remember the vision of him walking by me with a blank stare 
We,  as a Family of  seven , moved into this river house 
Panoramic views right out to the river , I should mention

I was home alone as a child , looking out at "The Julia Belle Swan " as she went by .
Upstairs in that room as I saw a figure walking by , with very nice features , auburn hair 
I thought he was my older brother , a handsome young guy 

Then I realized the young man was not my brother , a  apparition he appeared .
He was not there to scare or frighten , 
the message I believe he wanted to shed light on, so clear.

He walked right by ,then disappeared through the window, out to the River .

The Ghost knew I could see him , a gift I have been given
when I was a younger child of five , I had once died for a short time. I was lifted by Jesus in Heaven . Death is not for us to decide .

Later in the years we moved from that home , every home we lived in had a story 
or a presence of its own . My Mother had told me later , a young man took his life there .

 Keep fighting your way through life and its despair , 
you are important to someone whom cares .  If you feel alone and want life to end , Please pick up the phone , call anyone ,  call for help , call a Friend .

"This is not fiction , it truly is a gift I have been given "

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 9:28:00 AM
    A special story and well deserved win Yvette!

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/12/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you to all ..just noticed 1st place , that is such an honor ~ I am a fan of many writers , yours as well ! I am humbled~
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    Date: 11/12/2013 12:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you my sweet friend !
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:54:00 AM
    Congrats on your mighty win, Shanity! All the best my souper-friend! Love,love,love! :-) - Den

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/12/2013 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Arden , very complimented ! Thank-you :)
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:08:00 PM
    I believe there are some who have these gifts. Mesmerized by your experience with this phenomena. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations :)

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    Date: 11/11/2013 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are welcome , I have felt such an awesome spirit in you , a painter , poet , writer.
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:53:00 PM
    wow...that gift could work two ways...it could be scary as all heck or it could be a blessing...great write! Congrats on your fine win :)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/11/2013 5:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    this is so true ! That is why I awoke this am at 2 :30 ish ,Visions , and visits ! Thank you , beautiful Sandra ..
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:38:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, shanity

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 11/11/2013 5:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Doctor , I must go back to sleep, enjoyed your company on poetry soup !
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:29:00 PM
    wow, I am amazed to hear of your gift. I think it would be so neat to have a special gift like that. I am glad I saw this one and the message you left at the end was awesome. Congrats for your well deserved win, Shanity.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:10:00 PM
    Shanity, Congratulations on your awesome Halloween win. Love ~ SKAT~

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    Date: 11/11/2013 5:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Skat ~` I am amazed at your gift in responding to all entries, this is truly amazing .
  1. Date: 9/29/2013 3:50:00 PM
    So you had died also...And were given a gift. I too have died once, and learned it is not our choice to stay or go...But to fulfill a destiny, and then you will know. :o)

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    Date: 9/30/2013 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A poem in your response , very well said . thank-you ~ I will read your poems as well !! Yvette
  1. Date: 8/30/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Very good write, enjoyed it very much, I loved the message at the end, thank you Yvette....Peter

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    Date: 8/30/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    you are welcome my Faithful poet friend !!