Ode To ‘The Canterville Ghost’

(Inspiration ‘The Canterville Ghost’ by Oscar Wilde)
 
There upon opening
The book led me
Deep inside to inquire within
The words seem
To read by themselves
The story set out
Full of mystery, suspense
Innocent and yet worldly
 
Entranced, I read on
A girl to discover
A long forgotten
Ghostly presence
Would bring her
To a new level
Of understanding
 
Forgiveness
Trust
Friendship
And Love
Here was this story
Forgotten until
A bonding came forth
To bear fruit
On an unbearan tree
And tears and words
Would soon set
‘The Canteville Ghost’ free.
by Pauline Harris
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Moments Into Blindness

One day many moons ago,

I awoke and could not see

Darkness and a fuzzy haze

Was all my eyes could focus upon

The scare had stirred up emotions

Closing my eyes helped

Feeling around for some bearings

Allowing my body to recover

From the shock of the moment

Breathing deeply in and out

I knew somehow, I was going no where

In need of some answers, but rest first

I found my way through the room

To a place I could rest my head

Pulling the covers up

Comfortable, I took a nap

Awakening, I opened my eyes

Slowly and discovered

I could see again

But the sense of blindness

Has lingered on

by Pauline Harris

 

 

 

 

Old Answers

 
Many moons have past
Since the writings
Wise and concise
Foretold of questions
Yet to be asked
Voices not born
Lore telling truths
Many would deny
Secrets within
Unifying moments
Would bring unity
And understanding
There are many
In one, but only if
And a big if
We recognized
Our right to carry on
Inspiring others
To find joy
Within the wisdom
Written so long ago
~by Pauline Harris

The Forever Hug

From the first moment
Our eyes gazed
Upon one another
A connection seemed
To attach us together
We chatted
Then had long talks
Each enriching
Our lives
Entangling them
Growing closer
And then it happened
The reaching
Of each other’s arms
The forming of the hug
Fully embracing
Settling our affection
We have now
The Forever Hug
Connecting us
Always with our love
by Pauline Harris

Her Daydream

 
Her eyes gazed over
To look yonder
Nothing in particular
To see beyond
But a reflection
Of days to ponder
Past gone by
Memories linger
Waves collapsed
In the mind
As she thinks back
Reflections of pathways
Seem to creep by
Similarities in some
Others purely unique
Conquests shared
Trophies long since faded
Connections grew
To complete networks
A force within awakened
Sparking a new revelation
Creating joy for all
Who beaconed nearby
Fostering new life
And new growth
Through collaboration
And enrichment
Via creative
And wonderment
She returned with a smile
To share with those who care
by Pauline Harris

Spring Awakes

Some people may freight
For snow and rain have stayed
However when the blooms
Have started to rise
The moment has come
To see a new day upon us
And life appears to gain
Hope lives on within our hearts
As we carry ourselves
Through today and
Again through tomorrow
Bringing our light with us
To shine on with love
By Pauline Harris

Dancing Inside

 

Gasping
In one moment
For a breath
Quietly
Sitting
Needing
Stillness
Another becons
Come hither
Trust issues
As they demand
Following
No voice
Just silence
Changing
Rules
Heartbroken
Hidden Truths
Somehow prevail
Unspoken hollowings
Uneasiness
Cries for tears
Unknown wanderings
Stepping aside
As if pushed
Paintings undone
Writings rewritten
History told
Through obscure lenses
Banished truthsayers
A cry silenced
With snowflakes
Or pesticide chemicals eaten
Drinking forbidden
Waters to comfort
Whispers sewn
In plain sight
Secrets speak out
A call for hope
Nothing but brightness
Will light tomorrow
With love
And joy
Of today
Joyney on
Joyney on
By Pauline Harris

 

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