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My Spectre

October firmly sits
awaiting the imminent arrival
of Hallows Eve.  It creeps
ever closer, and so too my ghosts.
Skeletons long packed away
play percussion solos with my coat hangers.
The closed door muffles its cacophony,
but soon others may notice the bus for freedom.
Pandora’s box has nothing on my closet!

Phantom images haunt my sleep.
Though once I worshiped you,
you never achieved sainthood
despite the ephemeral nature of your love.
Your corporeal tastes are definitely earthy,
even if we glimpsed Heaven.
Be gone, Damn Thoughts!
Drift away on the autumn zephyrs;
find another house to haunt
another marriage to taunt.

You are no longer welcome here.
The porch light is turned off;
the candy dish is empty.
Take your treats and
go trick someone else.
Join the parade of ghouls
trailing away down the street.
One more spectre won't be noticed
in the Halloween crowd, so
Take your memories, and 
get the f**k out!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 10/28/2015 4:10:00 AM
Good riddance! I'd say, without having clearly known what you are getting rid of. But fresh starts can never be a wrong idea. I like the free-flowing nature of this poem. 7!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/29/2015 10:49:00 AM
I like new starts, as long as the old days don't keep repeating. Keeping the past just there can be a challenge at times.
Date: 10/23/2015 12:08:00 PM
Really nice Jaycee! Its almost like a victory song at the end. I enjoyed
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/23/2015 12:36:00 PM
Yes, it is a bit but more of a declaration of independence. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs ~Jan
Date: 10/22/2015 5:32:00 PM
Amazing feat, Janet... As always Great mastery of the language n beautifully woven!!!.... PS: you are mentioned in my latest post 'On PoetrySoup' ... Drop by anytime
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 10/23/2015 12:33:00 PM
Thank you so much for your glowing review, and even more for the honor in your poem!