The Haunted One

The Haunted One

A Poem by MsJewel

When night gives pause to the pale moon above

where beauty found me once, my heart, your love

still warms this tender place where I’ve become

a prisoner to the night, the haunted one


Catching whispers of moonlit memories

of words that lovers say, now reveries

to dress my pillow, silly as it seems

with visions of you love, and in these dreams…


You kiss my lips and brush the falling tears

in which I drown and yet I breathe, the years

cannot erase the ache, although divine

are the night skies above when moonlight shines


You may keep a piece of this heart that grieves

and I will keep the night, the memories

© 2021 MsJewel

Author's Note

art ~ Karol Bak
poetry ~ MsJewel

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dearest Ms. Jewel... "a prisoner to the night... the haunted one"
is a state of mind that brings the Moon and Stars into your Soul.
Your poetry dreams in Moonbeams. tenderly, Pat

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Romance personified. Wonder created.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Absolutely wonderful :) :)

Posted 1 Month Ago

I really love this poem as l believe l'm privy to your inspiration for the feelings and emotion you've penned.
Very powerful yet melancholy.

I was hoping to see the last line of the first verse repeated in the last verse.

Still love your poetry and the beautiful person behind the pen.

Huggs Trace

Posted 2 Months Ago

wow. so beautiful and touching. the night belongs to longing. memories of what once was haunt. very deep like love itself. i'm saddened though ... :)

Posted 2 Months Ago

Beautiful, as always. I wish I could recall such times when I was young and newly married. My memory is failing me now.

Posted 2 Months Ago

oh my, Ms. Jewel .. always outdoing yourself my friend .. V2 L3-4 are stunning says i ... i especially like the "....silly as it seems" brilliant i say ... simply brilliant ... makes this classic form every common man's poem glad you stick around ... right here at the Cafe'

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lady you are in a league of your own. Mesmerizing poetry flows out those fingers and leaves the audience in awe............... Splendid write, sheer pleasure to read...

Posted 2 Months Ago

Loved the flow of this poem. Beautifully written.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Moonlight can make the mind wander. The memory bank can bring to the fore past special moments. Grief comes alive more at night, I have found. Beautifully penned and your artwork is an excellent match for your lines.


Posted 2 Months Ago

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16 Reviews
Added on September 8, 2021
Last Updated on September 8, 2021
Tags: romance, love, lost love, moonlight, memories, msjewel, poetry



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