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Ghost Writer

Arctic winds sweep through my chambers
Chilling flesh into the bone
Past midnight a glacial touch stirs
A muddled mind from dreamland zone

There before my blinking vision
Floating free above the floor
Torso draped in ragged ruin
A fleshless specter skeleton raw

Glowing blue in luminescence
Cold eyes that burn into my soul
Fluid form of pale transparence
Whispers hiss from a faceless skull

Bone-white fingers scrape the bed-post
Shivers quiver up my spine
Icy vicegrip clamps an ear-lobe
Snap-lock freezing thoughts in mind

Primal screams are strangled mid-stream
Heartbeats boom inside my head
Needle pinch strains sanity's seams
And tears me from warm linen bed

Dragged headfirst across the floorboards
Phantom fingers twist and tighten
Piercing pain propels me forward
With a force I've no will fighting

Tossed like trash into the corner
Of my study I cower trembling
And watch it hover above the chair
Long lean hand snatch up a pencil

Condensation bubbles like beaded sweat
Rolling down that ghostly brow
Concentration gleams in blue eyes set
Along gray lines the lead point plows

Once more I feel that glacial grip
This time around my throat
As I'm hauled up onto toe-tip
Forced to read my suicide note

Then I'm flung through shattering glass
Of the second story window
Cut to shreds I stain the grass
A bloody thudding body blow

Broken ribs and punctured lung
It was a miracle that I survived
The final bell already rung
From death's door I was revived

But the cold is seeping in again
Shadows creeping up the walls
They've locked me in the asylum
With the ghost writer in my ward


Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.

Black Elk

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The following comments are for "Ghost Writer"
by smithy

Ghost Writer
I love this piece of poetry. The way you rhyme is great and the way you use words are beautiful.
This is a fantastic submition.


( Posted by: 00greenleaf00 [Member] On: April 13, 2005 )

thanks greenleaf
Thanks for your kind words, greenleaf. I tried to make it rich with color and action and imagery and also to rhyme and tell a story. I am glad you enjoyed. Thanks for reading and commenting.

( Posted by: Smithy [Member] On: April 13, 2005 )

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