Kim Schilling

Rookie (1967 / Illinois)

My Ghost - Poem by Kim Schilling

Ill-timed leaves crumble beneath my feet
The warm breeze tickling my bare back
I feel you there enveloping my vacant core
Lost am I since your untimely passing
I am left to love your immortal ghost

Wishing gentle touch still lingered there
Once calming my trembling soul
Bottomless blue eyes and kind spirited smile
Still impressing upon my embittered heart
My ghost still beautiful and loving me

Sitting on the edge of insanity I see you there
Clouding my dreams of what is real and not
Unbearable hurt sneaking up to conquer me
Past slipping beneath me as I try to hold on
Piercing my spirit is loss to another world

Trying hard to seize your soothing words
Long ago spoken softly in my ear
Spiraling without direction I need them now
Fires ablaze within the deep chasm engulf me
You are out of reach no longer my savior

Dark and perilous are my poisoned secrets
Held close and tightly to your warm chest
Promises of never abandoning broken
Early to the grave you fell carrying my pain
Our shattered pieces falling to the earth

My ghost he eludes me as I reach for him
Touch of his hand is wind blowing through
Voice grows fainter as brutal days pass
How I long to be one with him in his world
This love is killing me

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Comments about My Ghost by Kim Schilling

  • (8/20/2008 1:30:00 PM)

    wow, i really really liked it. allot.
    in some way, it made sense to me. one of my favorites so far; ]
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  • Fay Slimm (8/18/2008 3:49:00 PM)

    This is a wonderfully expressed piece Kim. Some beautiful decriptive phrasing, so very well done. (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2008 12:05:00 PM)

    Oh my..this is what poetry should do.....
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  • (4/8/2008 6:50:00 PM)

    Very nice, deep and intense. Emotional. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 5, 2008

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