I write a lot about ghosts, but not the paranormal kind.
So that’s why I’ve decided to create a “Ghosts” volume, since you’ll be reading a lot about them. This particular poem is one that I wrote some time ago but is one of my favorites.
Before I showcase some of my deepest thoughts with the world, I feel that it’s important to note that I don’t really follow a formal format when I write my poetry, and it doesn’t always rhyme. I just let my feelings spill and my hands do the writing. Good ol’ Merriam Webster says poetry is the “writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.” So what I’m doing here is really focusing on the whole meaning part of it all and focusing less on how it’s “supposed” to look.
But, I digress– so here goes nothing. I thought this was the perfect piece to kick-start my poetry feature. I hope you like it, too.
I’m still repairing myself since that day years ago when you left and didn’t think twice.
I’ve got shaky hands that hold my metaphorical needle and thread, stitching up the pieces of me that you ripped apart.
Sometimes I think I’ll be all sewn up, only to be played a fool.
“You thought you were in the clear, didn’t you?”
I wasn’t aware the ghost of a boy could be so powerful.
I mean after all, you’re just a ghost. A spirit who walks around in his same clothes and drives the same car and bears the same name.
But you’re still just a ghost.
I’ve gotta keep remembering that.
You’re just a ghost.