GHOSTS WE NO LONGER HAUNT

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GHOSTS WE NO LONGER HAUNT

Once in a dream 
I attended a funeral service
at this particular church
of an unnamed family member 
just before the bell rang 
for the service to begin 
I had witnessed some apparitions 
who mysteriously appeared 
silently out of the clear blue 

One was of my maternal great grandfather 
who passed on two years ago
while the others were of my paternal grandfather
who passed on six years ago 
along with several  elders of the church 
who also passed onto glory 
several years into the past 

All of them each 
appeared separately 
at the front of the altar 
of the church 
kneeling 
and
bowing their heads down
with their eyes closed 
silently fasting and 
whispering prayers towards heaven 

When I spotted them 
kneeling and praying  at the altar 
I tried getting their attention 
by getting them in my usual manner 
but they were all unable to hear me 
and afterwards they all just vanished
from out of the church building
the same way they mysteriously appeared 


                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                              Written by: Mia Pratt, 2017

 




Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 4/17/2017 12:11:00 PM
    Must have been a good family member. : )

    Vinson Avatar Doug Vinson
    Date: 4/17/2017 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    (4th line from bottom - the "was" should be something else.)
  1. Date: 4/17/2017 2:09:00 AM
    This is a very unique poem, it is deep and intriguing, and so well written! Very beautiful and moving.