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

for drummer boy

balloons are popped…
drums are fading…
into the mist…
as they follow…
a dear friend…
as he will be missed…
always one with words…
to encourage, sometimes…
bluntly as to get…
our heads in gear…
truly a friend…
even in the end…
goodbye my friend…
safe journey to your…
new destination…
may the music follow…
you…
drummer boy.
~pharris

Spreading Joy Letter story

[One day…one, wonderful day. I was walking in a store and came across this envelope in an unlikely spot. The envelope had writing on it. I picked it up and began to read. “For You. Yes, you!” Turning the envelope over it said, “If you found this letter, it is intended for you to open it, read it, and keep the joy carry on.” Having previously been having a trying day, there was a new sense of excitement filling my insides with hope and joy. Opening the letter, I saw more writing. It said “For Someone Special, Yes, You. This letter is written as a expression of love and joy. Know you are amazing. You are unique. You make the world shine with your smile. Your kind words and actions send ripples of joy carried by the wind reaching around the world. Hugs to you. Know you are not alone. You are loved. Enjoy your day. Joy is contagious~~~Pass Joy Along. Thank you.” As I read the words, my whole outlook on the day changed. I felt an overwhelming sense of joy spread throughout my body and further out into the world. My smile spread to others and deep down I knew I would spread the Joy through letters of my own. Enjoy.] This story was inspired by The Giving Group- Paying It Forward, Sharing Global Love Letters, and many others throughout the years. Thank you and carry the Joy on. ~PHarris