Listen to the Ghost

Listen to the ghost

in those future

shoes

never to those living fools

we’d listened to

who made us into

the lowest man on the totem pole

stewing in a broth of

education

learning words

to land a job

that made us look so good

we became mad as hell

when we got savvy and knew no one cared anyway

we swathed ourselves in apathy

taking away more time than was given

that once you get to know someone well

you get that people never change

their ways

not the wisest man

on earth

knows why

being a kid again

becomes so tongue in cheek

walking in steps

of eyes seeing

not when ready

with those

whose plugged ears heard

each day repeat

with

the same old mistakes

we made

eating familiar food

and common drink

wondering why

we never learn

the cruel ways

in which

images inside the

 antique mirror

have always lingered

long before we came

in hopes

when we dusted

 looking within its depth

we saw something

that was coming

long away

that enveloped love

making us pure

casting away all pain of mind and body

never forsaking us

never changing

the unending love

that’d carry us away

to a different place

of mirth

where colors bathe

saving us

from

our own miserable petty graces

in the midst of

embellishing our grandiose lives

 

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you for visiting!
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