There Are Still Ghosts


And there are still ghosts in some of our churches

wandering from the graveyard, passing through walls

sliding quietly into the pews, moving over

out of habit, silence surrounding.


And while they wonder where we are –

down at the bingo hall, women adjust

their lipstick, and men tuck in their shirts

and everyone listens

as “G9!” is called.


And back at the church the motion detector trips,

moved by the wind, a signal

for the ghosts

to return

to their beds

at the graveyard.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

15 thoughts on “There Are Still Ghosts

  1. Did you see “The Sixth Sense”? It has that infamous line, “I see dead people.” In light of your post, I think you’d enjoy it. I like to think Paul was right though. “…to be absent from the body…[is] to be present with the Lord” (2 Cor. 5: 8). Wishing you and yours a great 4th, Nicodemas!

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