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Ghosts---of Memories

Ghosts of moments from our past linger just beyond our reach; those we once held close dearly, now we silently beseech. Silvery memories of first love now but sighs upon the wind-- near a secret place where, long ago, broken hearts would begin. Ghosts of a love once captured but escaped in the quiet. Childrens' whispers, tiny giggles fade to echoes in the night. Ghosts hold the secret stories of lives now almost spent. Ghosts of memories that remain where, once, our dreams were sent. Originally submitted October, 2021 Reworked and resubmitted January 23, 2022 for "A Brian Strand (1058)" Poetry Contest ~ First Place! Title changed after judging

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Date: 2/4/2022 10:02:00 AM
this is very lovely and nostalgic and VERY poetic. Love it!!
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Ann Peck
Date: 2/7/2022 9:38:00 AM
Thanks so much, Andrea! I must be in "my nostalgic stage"~ Ha. i really think it could be depression :)
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Ann Peck
Date: 2/7/2022 9:21:00 AM
Thanks so much, Andrea! I must be in "my nostalgic stage"~ Ha. i really think it could be depression :)
Date: 2/3/2022 7:43:00 PM
Hi Anne, the first love may disintegrate, but its memories, never. They become ghosts and haunt us from time to time.
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Ann Peck
Date: 2/7/2022 9:38:00 AM
Dear Valsa, That's so true. I can remember when he first held me! It's so sad when someone can no longer remember... Thanks for the comments :)
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Ann Peck
Date: 2/7/2022 9:35:00 AM
Dear Valsa, That's so true. I can remember when he first held me! It's so sad when someone can no longer remember... Thanks for the comments :)
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Ann Peck
Date: 2/7/2022 9:30:00 AM
Dear Valsa, That's so true. I can remember when he first held me! It's so sad when someone can no longer remember... Thanks for the comments :)
Date: 1/27/2022 7:53:00 AM
Anne, You continue to amaze me with your talent and your thoughts. Even though you've only been writing for a couple of years (you've been busy with other pursuits!), it feels as if this has always been your forte! Your creativity is astounding to me. I'm glad I know where to find you. Thx suzanne
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Ann Peck
Date: 1/27/2022 8:02:00 AM
Sweet Suzanne, always so kind and gentle with your thoughts. I'm proud to call you my friend :)
Date: 1/27/2022 2:07:00 AM
A lovely poem Ann - your first two lines, in particular, are brilliant. Congratulations on your 1st place in Brian's recent contest. Cheers - Gary
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Ann Peck
Date: 1/27/2022 10:03:00 AM
Thank you, Gary. Your comments boost my spirits. Take Care :)
Date: 1/25/2022 4:24:00 AM
Ghosts are memories indeed Ann, and we cannot catch them any other way but through our memory, then they become concrete, as the day we experienced them. I really enjoyed your poem today, Take care, your scribing and loving :)
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Ann Peck
Date: 1/25/2022 7:47:00 AM
Thanks so much, Mystic Rose. It's a poem from last year I updated, and now find I would like to update it further. Maybe we're never satisfied :) I appreciate your comments. Take care.
Date: 1/23/2022 1:06:00 PM
Lovely poem, rich in meaning for yourself and your readers, Ann. Your rhyme and flow is awesome. Good stuff!
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Ann Peck
Date: 1/23/2022 7:21:00 PM
Thank you so much, Milton. I really appreciate your comments :)