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GHOSTS

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English Poetry

There are ghosts everywhere .

Reality scares ,so beware

of the ghosts  of hate and inhumanity ;

The ghosts in the chasms of insanity .


The ghosts of  yesterdays and ghosts of today,

The ghosts for tomorrow to borrow .

The many sundry religious denominations.

All fore-bearers of religion and bigotry .

Their hosts , their  boasts and their ghosts

are all tangential  social toasts.

 

I wish to take love in my arms

and sing multiple peace- psalms,

across these corridors of hate,

and sprinkle the buntings of hope ,

prayer and faith .. the friendly ghosts.


Let the conflagrating  humanity

wipe  out all the ghosts of impiety

to live in harmony and charity .


There are ghosts everywhere

Reality scares ,so beware !!!!!!



8 Comments

  1. Vishvnand says:

    Liked the poem immensely
    of the idea of hosts of ghosts we live with unknowingly
    some very lovely to be entertained & admired
    some that are deadly to be eliminated completely
    Hearty commends for the poem’s meaningful beauty.

  2. medhini says:

    Ghosts of different calibre-Liked
    the idea and the poem very much,
    Sarala.

  3. Gion Gion says:

    Sarala,
    an insightful piece. Good to read.
    The lines I have quoted below are for me like the frame upon which the poem hangs.
    I hope my comments on them are clear,
    Fergus
    “The ghosts in the chasms of insanity . – vivid, compelling
    ………………..
    All fore-bearers of religion and bigotry . – “and” noted rather than (is)
    …………………..
    I wish to take love in my arms – “love” as an entity / tool / gift – to be exercised, offered
    ……………………..
    to live in harmony and charity .” – “harmony” so often used in isolation. There is nothing of substance without charity.

    • @Gion Gion,
      HI Gion,Gion,
      Yes, those are the framework for the poem .An attempt to describe the varied dimensions of the word ” Ghosts” . Love as a beloved on a wedding day or as a gift to be shared (open to interpretation ) . “Buntings” an allusion to life as a celebration. Disharmony is a perpetual irritant ….
      sarala.

  4. Gion Gion says:

    Sarala,
    it appears that you have 2 poems up for the June contest.
    Unfortunately only 1 entry per member is allowed.
    So you need to pick which one you wish to enter and then go back to the edit page of the other and un-tick the June Contest box and save the change,
    Fergus

    • kusumgokarn says:

      @Gion Gion,
      Sarala,
      Never could imagine such a variety of multiple’ ghosts’
      Liked the stanza -” I wish to take……… friendly ghosts” the best.
      A message of prayerful good wishes for all humanity.
      Kusum

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