Stranger in my Hallway

July 16, 2012
By mystyksuniverse GOLD, Tuolumne, California
mystyksuniverse GOLD, Tuolumne, California
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Favorite Quote:
When I, the People, learn to remember, when I, the People, use the lessons of yesterday and no longer forget who robbed me last year, who played me for a fool--then there will be no speaker in all the world say the name: "The People," with any fleck of a sneer in his voice or any far-off smile of derision. The mob--the crowd--the mass--will arrive then. – Carl Sandburg


Your footsteps echo down
The wood floor of subconscious hallways
As you pace away your lonesome days
As the stranger lurking in my hallway.

Your laughter floats through the air
Long after your body rots away,
Filling the eerie yet pleasant silence
With a more undesirable alternative.

Your red ball rests in its corner
Until curious hands snatch it away
And pass it across the room
To watch it roll to your large, worn feet.

You open doors that were shut
And shut doors that were open,
Yet never threaten those around you
With such daring and difficult tasks.

For seven years I have lived by your side
And for many more you paced these halls
Searching for peace and understanding,
So I set you free, stranger in my hallway.


The author's comments:
A poem to the ghost in my hallway. He walks around the house at night, opens and shuts doors, cabinets, etc, and laughs/talks late at night. I feel sorry for him because he seems so uneasy and I wish I could do something.

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on Oct. 29 2012 at 10:07 pm
mystyksuniverse GOLD, Tuolumne, California
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Favorite Quote:
When I, the People, learn to remember, when I, the People, use the lessons of yesterday and no longer forget who robbed me last year, who played me for a fool--then there will be no speaker in all the world say the name: "The People," with any fleck of a sneer in his voice or any far-off smile of derision. The mob--the crowd--the mass--will arrive then. – Carl Sandburg

yes he's been there since before we bought this house..previous owners reported hauntings as well

on Sep. 23 2012 at 4:04 pm
vballgirl99 BRONZE, Atalnta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Practice makes perfect"

This is good! You are a great poet!

3dancer SILVER said...
on Sep. 21 2012 at 2:59 pm
3dancer SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that we never were. But without it we go nowhere!"

Is there really a gohst in your halway?! That's awsome! I love this poem I can really picture everything it's really good.  


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