Sunday, July 06, 2014

calling into the ghosts

an image or an apparition
blind to the ragged rain 
a wavering candle hidden beneath a cape
ghosts call for blood
as he runs to the foot of the hill
arms akimbo blind to everything other than to escape
a mission impossible to achieve

"if only it was just as simple to run away from inner fears"

18 comments:

Enigma said...

If only it was. But it isn't. Conquering them is the only way through. Beautifully penned. :)

vivinfrance said...

That is very clever to produce such a poem from little more than the 12 wordle words. Bravo.

Belva Rae Staples said...

Compact, but creative!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This has a cool spooky feeling to it.....the ghost, the wavering candle.......well done.

humbird said...

We have to face our fears...and then they go away..~ cool game of words!

humbird said...

We have to face our fears...and then they go away..~ cool game of words!

oldegg said...

Run and the fears will catch up, but face them and they may well dissolve. Always good advice and penned so beautifully and succinctly here.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I loved what you did with the prompt---I would love it if it were as easy to work through my fears--

Nataša Dolenc said...

run away from inner fears... nicely put!

Ekta Khetan said...

Interesting take..full of enigma

Arushi Ahuja said...

very beautiful!! running away from internal fears is the biggest challenge we face... we cant really run away from them ... we have to defeat them!!

Jae Rose said...

The last line is beauty in itself..wonderful piece

Tess Kincaid said...

I like how you slipped in his blindness...lovely write as always...

James Toma said...

you're absolutely right. inner fears are hard to salvage. tell me when you find a cure. ;)

jamztoma
jamztoma.blogspot.com

Karen S. said...

If only. Perfect response!

Kutamun said...

"Blind to the ragged rain " - cool , thanks

Eddie Bluelights said...

Nice write ~ Eddie

Helena said...

Wonderfully incorporated!