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The Ghost Of Love

The Ghost Of Love

A Poem by Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)

 

 

The Ghost Of Love
A Poem by Debra Stevens Edwards (Debby)


The Ghost of Love(3)

Love has a shadow,
A ghost you could say.
It follows and stalks you
Each night and day.
Forget if you can
Repent if you must.
It's a taunting thing
You cannot trust.
Tortured by memories
Of beautiful things.
you'll soon hate it
and the tears it brings.
Dreams as cold fingers
Clutching your heart.
Or the glimpse of Your
face there in the dark.
Memories like that of
A spectre's touch.
A pain as in death
hurts you so much.
So beware my friend,
When love walks in.
For the ghost of love,
May haunt you again...

Debra Edwards
 

 

© 2007 DebbyStevensEdwards 

 

 

© 2008 Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)


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Wow I love this poem. It's so powerful and so, so true. Love does have a shadow, doesn't it? I never thought of it that way. I can wake up remembering a love I had 20 years ago just like it was yesterday, and it's the 'ghost,' isn't it?

Thank you for suggesting I read this. It's my day off, finally, and I want to eat poetry all day long, and yours was the first course! It got me started, or else I might have done something else.

Juliet

Posted 13 Years Ago


10 of 10 people found this review constructive.




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This is a great piece of poetry. the rhyme works well. My favourite line is:
Dreams as cold fingers
Clutching your heart.
Well done. NH

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Wow, to be chased by that ghost, who said it is better to have loved and lost.
This is beautifully done and wonderfully rhythmic.


Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

this poem is completely gorgeous. Everything in here about love is completely true which really helps the reader to relate to your words. It's short and to the point which I also love. Keep writing your great!

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Very good description...I liked how the rhyming worked as well...your use of metaphor flows well with the tone of the poem. I don't know if this was intentional, but even the shape works well to convey that feeling. So good job all around, I didn't really see anything to critique.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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You have such a wonderful way of expressing your emotions in a way that tickles the senses, and gives enjoyment to the heart! Thank you for the :-)! ~ Jude xo

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Oh, this is really excellent! The Ghost of Love! What a superb and original title, and poem! Past (and present) loves, come to think of it, really are like a ghost. Their memories follow and haunt one in the past and in the present, and when awake or in dreams. Outstanding work, lovely lady!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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I love this piece, Debby - the flow is excellent and it is chock-full of emotion. This is excellent and I love your analogies.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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I think this poem is down to earth with nothing but truth in it's words. Well done,,GBU,RodneyRay

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Woh, incredibly brilliant choice of words u use in describing the memories of a love/long lost love/love gone bad. The thoughts and feelings lurk deep inside, and gives us a powerful reminder that those memories are not gone, but remain as ghosts in the enigmatic conscience of our minds. Just a small spelling error tho- 'Specter'- think ya meant 'Spectre' hehe-

Very Poignant Piece. Beautiful Picture As Well!

Mikey

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This is great!!!
It is very dark.
It hurts to think of my past loves too.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)
Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)

Long Beach, CA



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I am a single parent of six daughters. I write as a release of emotions I'm feeling. At times I write to entertain my girls or just because I have something to say. My goal is to publish a book of .. more..

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