There was an error in this gadget

Friday, September 27, 2013

The unbidden ghosts of bygone belief



bench-in-a-misty-park.jpg 
Misty Park by Petr Kratochvil.jpg



~  ~  ~

The unbidden ghosts of bygone belief


they come and sit 

the unbidden ghosts of
bygone belief –
gathering in patches of sun-spill
there on the hillside where sharp edges of slaughtered innocence
swarm, scraps of flesh still seeping
for blood-memory is exact and irrevocable

they come and sit 

the unbidden ghosts of trusting giggles
of that little girl with clothes free-falling
haunting each silent shudder
of the now-grown woman
flinching from each would-be loving touch
alone
in servituded-worship
of the ever 

Unbidden Ghosts
sitting at her side  


~ ~ ~
















16 comments:

  1. Well, I love it, Pearl. I played just a minute with the words late last night and you have used them in much the same way I was writing them, so guess I'm back to the drawing board with mine. Poetic minds thinking alike... Your photo choice is perfect for your poem. Super job.

    ReplyDelete
  2. An eerie poem - goes so well with the photo.

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh pearl, my heart has a new fissure forming.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Park benches are like that they whisper their secrets to you.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, Pearl. This is so powerfully sad. What a statement.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I agree with Laurie, Pearl. This evokes deep sadness. Well-penned.

    ReplyDelete
  7. That's the trouble with the past... It happened...!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh I can see those unbidden ghosts sharing the park bench with her. "that little girl with clothes free falling"......haunting.

    ReplyDelete
  9. there are ghosts and there are ghosts - & i am very familiar with their hauntings... nicely written

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very powerful and sad. I especially love the opening lines.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The unbidden ghosts of bygone belief and trust seem to be a mockery to the woman grown into an alternative reality. A disturbing reflection on the "progress" of growing up.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very strong and evocative. The photo is an excellent intro to the writing,

    Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  13. Definite sense of a physical haunting surrounding this woman..maybe those ghosts will leave..at some point..

    ReplyDelete
  14. It kinda gives a spooky feeling indeed!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Quite brilliantly executed!
    Anna :o]

    ReplyDelete