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Your Ghost

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         "although the throes of woes became pain
          demons swallowed your body in vain-
                  protected by none when youth was worn,
                  is there something about the first born
          that breaks you until fragments remain?”
 
you became an intoxicating bottle of why, always sipping 
slow enough just for a taste, but fast enough to hide it from me-
addicted to addiction, trying to abstain from the chase of always 
wanting one more. 

you awoke from your sleep completely drained of energy-
all that you were destined for had been tossed into winds of 
brooding clouds;
you bid your final farewell to the silent stars of yesterday not 
knowing that you were singing songs to your scars, 
   hoping they would heal-
                   though they ran deep…
                                  they were  b e a u t i f u l, my sweet. 

     “you were slain for insecurity,
                 shadowed by death’s obscurity-
             protected by none when needed most,
                                     for I’m in love…
                                                with your lullaby ghost.”




22 lines total

Date written: August 4, 2019
Eight Word Challenge Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Emile Pinet

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/3/2019 6:47:00 PM
Loloo I see congrats are in order but I have come to e,expect nothing less from your beautiful words!;)
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Date: 9/3/2019 6:16:00 PM
Hello Lu Loo, I have also lost many of my friends.Yet i know one day I will see them again. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 9/2/2019 5:43:00 AM
Beautiful. I have lost many people to addiction.
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Date: 9/1/2019 6:35:00 AM
This lovely heartfelt poem reveals the pain of addiction. Congratulations on your wonderful deserving placement Luloo. xxoo
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/1/2019 2:49:00 PM
thank you sweet Connie, kind hearted lady :)-luloo
Date: 8/31/2019 10:40:00 PM
Great way of using your words, Laura, congratulations on your 5th place win. Hugs Eve
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/1/2019 2:48:00 PM
many thanks sweet Eve :)-luloo
Date: 8/31/2019 12:34:00 PM
novel and touching piece, Lu Loo. Congratulations on your placement.
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/1/2019 2:48:00 PM
thank you so much! :)-luloo
Date: 8/31/2019 8:09:00 AM
Congratulations Lu Loo! Your poem earned a distinguished place in my contest, your beautiful poem successfully caught my attention, well done my friend, Emile.
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Lu Loo
Date: 9/1/2019 2:48:00 PM
thank you so much Emile! I am honored...be blessed :)-luloo
Date: 8/4/2019 5:42:00 PM
This is hauntingly beautiful...you set the somber tone well and ended it perfectly to leave the reader feeling the sadness within the beauty of your words....i am making this a favorite...i love it :) hugs
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/7/2019 2:30:00 PM
awww thank you, you just made my entire day better. thank you dear Sandra... :) -luloo
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/7/2019 2:30:00 PM
awww thank you, you just made my entire day better. thank you dear Sandra... :) -luloo