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Sweet Haunting


He can’t forget her face and how that night
she said, “I love you” going out the door.
Her fragrance lingered when she’d left his sight.
It was Chantilly, that sweet scent she wore.

She crashed her car and died, and now each day
he thinks of how he’d once asked what he’d do
without her. He had said, “There’s just no way
that I could go on, Honey, without you.”

She’d touched his cheek and whispered, “Don’t you know
I’d never leave you? That’s a promise, Dear.
If even death should take me, I would show
you somehow, my beloved, that I were near.”

He “feels” her even now inside their room.
She visits him with scent of her perfume.


Sept. 26, 2019
For Tania Kitchin's Haunted Poetry Contest
(thanks for the inspiration)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 10/4/2019 11:02:00 AM
I love this romantic Trophy winning poem Andrea. Congratulations on your deserving win! Couldn't see to read yesterday because I got my eye shot. I need to catch up on your poems. xxoo
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Date: 10/1/2019 11:31:00 AM
Wow, this is enchanting.
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Date: 9/30/2019 3:46:00 PM
Haunting tale.. but in such a good way. You never fail to empress !! Congrats on your first place honors. Well deserved
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Date: 9/29/2019 11:02:00 AM
Congrats. Andrea, on yr 1st place--i found this especially interesting as I've been told by several people that they've smelled scents--strongly and quite real- associated with loved ones who have passed on.
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Date: 9/29/2019 5:48:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, this is beautiful :-) x
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Date: 9/29/2019 5:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your top win, Andrea :)
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Date: 9/29/2019 2:29:00 AM
This was a wonderful story and Congrats on your top win. Bless you
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Date: 9/28/2019 11:25:00 PM
A clever story well told. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 9/28/2019 9:07:00 PM
Hello Andrea … it's such a delight to read your sonnets. They are so well constructed on topics that tend to belong in sonnets - thank you once again Andrea - Lindsay
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Date: 9/28/2019 6:50:00 PM
Congratulations, Andrea, beautifully written.
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Date: 9/28/2019 1:45:00 PM
Wow, hauntingly sweet tis be -- worthy 1st honors indeed ~ Aloha always William -- GIDDY!
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Date: 9/28/2019 1:29:00 PM
Andrea, oh such a lovely poem. Congratulations on your top win !
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Date: 9/28/2019 11:39:00 AM
Andrea, congratulations on your 1st place win in the contest with your captivating and spooky poem!
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Date: 9/27/2019 2:56:00 PM
I see this a touching poem and well done, Panagiota
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Date: 9/27/2019 9:03:00 AM
love this tender ghost story, my friend
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Date: 9/27/2019 8:59:00 AM
Good job Grandma! Good poem for Halloween! Haha! Have a nice rest of the day!
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Date: 9/27/2019 7:00:00 AM
I believe he sees her..a story well told, Andrea..all the best.
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Date: 9/27/2019 4:36:00 AM
Delightful sonnet with a romantic ghost. Hugs.
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Date: 9/27/2019 1:20:00 AM
I have no idea what Chantilly smells like, but I know when spirit wants to speak to us they come in with smells, sounds or playing with our electronics. This is a REAL true story for my family.
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Date: 9/26/2019 10:05:00 PM
Andrea, I love the smell of Chantilly, and love this spirited visitation. -Richard
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Date: 9/26/2019 6:47:00 PM
Sweet haunting, indeed ~ I really enjoyed this <3
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Date: 9/26/2019 6:43:00 PM
It happens...but it's really a sweet haunting...that could be fatal...
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Date: 9/26/2019 6:41:00 PM
this is an excellent write my friend...sad she passed but nice she was able to make herself known...since my neighbor's son passed she can smell different scents of his at times, and here his bedroom door closing... great penning...good luck in the contest :) hugs
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