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Ghosts In The Mist



'Twas right before sunrise, early in the morn,
As I walked the foggy beach, a sense of the forlorn

The ocean rumbling, but perfectly timed,
And the sea, sky, and sand so beautifully rhymed

I was searching for meaning, peace from my sadness,
And a resolution to my mind's frenetic madness

My intention on this day, was to seek out gratitude,
For too long I had given myself endless latitude

To be bitter at the venomous, clinging to loss,
To keep my heart cold, covered by frost

Yet none of this resurrected those I miss,
An sent me deeper into a pensive abyss

So today was my day to start anew,
And with different glasses I would see the world through

I looked up from my thoughts, out at the sea,
And in the mist-laden waves, a vision came to me

Two diaphanous creatures carving waves through the water,
Who were these lone souls out in the fog at my altar?

I was transfixed by their beauty, by their athletic grace,
And in an instant, a tear streamed down my face

As they came up on the sand, these figures I knew,
Quickly they embraced and saw me in view

They walked towards me as I trembled all the while,
And I swear they both looked at me, nodded and smiled

I reached out for them, but they dissipated into ash,
And as ephemerally as they appeared, they were gone in a flash

On my knees weeping, one thing was clear,
Those men I loved would always be there.

About this poem

It's about the hope of an afterlife, and atonement for taking those closest to us for granted.

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Written on March 27, 2022

Submitted by sircharlenesir on May 05, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA BB CC DD XX EE FF GG HH II FF XX JJ XX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,379
Words 289
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2

Jennifer Pierro Ames

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