Remains

Remains

A Story by Kathryn Smith

I came here for sanctuary

Away from the winds and the sounds of the city





Cars pass us by


Church bells ring


The wind blows through the trees


Seasons fall away


Days turn to years 


They blur to endless darkened dreams  




My bones and your bones


They're resting together in peace


Cozy in our coffins


6 feet underneath


We are safe from the world


From the mortals of our town  


But as the sun sets


When the people leave us be 


The dead get ready to party


Ghost in the graveyard


Hide and seek


Dancing and thrashing


We crash out of the ground




Hand in hand we glide to the sky


We haunt the humans


The ones who betrayed us


 Broke our hearts


Made us cry





Befriend the creatives  


We kiss the orphans


The hopeless


The lonely


We joke of our fates


and our previous lives we reminisce




We gossip of the new ghost in town


She fell off a cliff


A terrible fate


So we raid the local grocery store


Throw her a welcome party


Night is ready to be explored


I even found her a date!   





The spirit children giggle and wiggle  


They play on swings


In trees on chimneys


Run through forest


Fly with planes


With havoc and racket


Their howling laughter soars


No one here mourns




But as the sun rises


We slip back to the ground


4 walls around us


We wait for a sound





In the morning you were bored


And to all of our horror


You snuck out


With a devil grin you tapped the shoulder of a coroner


He jumped and squealed 


Ran to his car in fright


We laughed and high fived together in delight



Ghost lovers we are


And ghost friends we'll be


As long as we're side by side


This afterlife is wonderfully free







When all  of our friends are dead and just a memory


and we're side by side it's always been just you and me


for all the world to see



Under my head till morning; but the rain Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh Upon the glass and listen for reply....  Millay:




© 2016 Kathryn Smith



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Such an idolized couple. A perfect example. Wish people are indeed blessed with such a life. Freedom. Carefree. ^_^

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Kathryn, First of all...great song that you included with the piece and which you derived inspiration for the piece. Nicely done.
The idea of ghosts partying in the graveyard is wonderful. Just like new neighbors moving into a neighborhood there is curiosity and gossip among the old guard before rolling out the welcome wagon. And partying in the graveyard jogs MY memory...when I was in the 20-24 year age range my good friends and I would go to the grave where my dad was buried, sit there and drink beer (and smoke....yeah) and celebrate my dad's life, taken so prematurely. When I tell people this they think it's sick, but I disagree.
A wonderful piece of writing, Kathryn...is it written in celebration of a loved one of yours? take care...dan

Posted 1 Year Ago


Heck, the first few lines perfectly matched my mood this afternoon - sad time September can be. But then the poem turns into a dark delight of ghostly doings. Made me smile. Esp the arch humour of the cliff.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

haha thank you! I wanted to have some fun with this one..make it a bit less dark and morbid. ;)
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who really knows what`s on the other side,thought provoking

Posted 1 Year Ago


Fun and cool with some deeper stuff. It reminded of a cartoon I watched when I was young in music class set to Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre. Thanks.

Posted 1 Year Ago


A amazing poem dear friend.
"Ghost in the graveyard
Hide and seek
Dancing and thrashing"
The above lines were my favorite and I like the photos a lot. Thank you Kathryn for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago



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