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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Debra, I feel a lot in this poem. I can relate through your words beautifully placed, well rounded and full of love. My twin died a year ago, and those memories do burn, sting and haunt. As if a ghost, the memories remain and hard to get out of your way. Even though you want to keep the memories alive. But to move on, we have to leave the past behind and the ghost that you talk about will follow. Very moving...


Krystal

Posted 13 Years Ago


9 of 9 people found this review constructive.

It�s a haunting thing,
You cannot trust.
It will haunt you with memories�
Of beautiful things.
And you�ll hate it,
For the tears it brings.

Related to this completely, for this is where I am........beautiful flow with strong language.....loved it.

Posted 13 Years Ago


9 of 9 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautifully write poem, I really enjoyed!

Posted 13 Years Ago


8 of 9 people found this review constructive.

Wow, Debby;

Hauntingly Beautiful! Again, you swept me away with rhymes that flowed easily and lines that wisp into my thoughts, stirring emotions and memories. I really love the end with a warning to "beware".

I always look forward to your verses.

Mike

Posted 13 Years Ago


9 of 9 people found this review constructive.

Debra-
This is a sort of sonnet, a throwback poem of yesteryear
that will likely to be repeated in books someday.
You did an amazing job with the rhyme scheme and length; depth.
It truly feels like a poem.

Posted 13 Years Ago


9 of 9 people found this review constructive.

Where did THIS come from? I'm so very, very impressed with this poem. The flow is great and the rhymes are not awkward at all. The only thing I saw that made me look twice was :

"It will haunt you with memories�
Of beautiful things.
And you�ll hate it,
For the tears it brings. "

I might have written the last line to be:

"For all of the tears it brings."

... for the sake of meter.

But geez Debra, this poem just took my breath away.


Posted 13 Years Ago


9 of 9 people found this review constructive.

Wonderful poem. Beautifully written and so true.
Thank you for sharing it

Posted 13 Years Ago


8 of 9 people found this review constructive.

I absolutyly love this piece. It is so absolutely true, but has a creative, spooky, entertaining feel. Thank you for sharing it.

Posted 13 Years Ago


9 of 9 people found this review constructive.

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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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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