Old Ghosts
Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Friendships fall away sometimes
Drop from your life as easily and soundlessly as a turned leaf from the tree

Others are wrenched away with the tearing and agony of losing a limb
and they haunt you the same

you go to use that arm only to remember it's gone
even though you feel the ache of use
the flex in the bend of your elbow

you soldier through the ghost pains
file away regrets and hurt
move forward in life, adapting to the loss

the absence of it turns to acceptance
till a reminder of what used to be comes into your life
a messenger of past days, shared laughter and commiserated tears
and you find yourself again reaching with an arm that's no longer

Dreaming dreams of when you used to be whole
when life was innocent and sweet
and hurts were healed just by sharing

why's, when's, how's, no longer matter
only that ghost pain
that reminder that you are not whole

Blogger Carrie had this to say:

Wow! You posted.

1:02 PM, May 16, 2007 

Anonymous Keith had this to say:

beautifully written

5:04 AM, May 17, 2007 

Blogger Augs Casa had this to say:

I'm glad you posted, I've been lurking wondering if you stopped. Go read on this post.

12:53 PM, May 22, 2007 

Anonymous Anonymous had this to say:

You posted! I miss you. Hope all is well.

11:05 AM, May 23, 2007 

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