We ran like children, playing in the snow,
Geriatric teenagers with joints that creaked,
While our tears froze,
Ignored in laughter.
We talked the wine away, until the sun rose
Greeting it together, barefoot in the dew
With a fierce joy
As the day began.
You held me when I wept, because of friendship,
I answered to your need, because of love,
The laughter died
And there was silence.
I kissed you as you slept, you did not stir,
And placed a thistle flower in your hand
Because of laughter
And a frozen tear.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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21 Responses to Ghosts

  1. Sadje says:

    Poignant and touching poem.


  2. jenanita01 says:

    This is a really beautiful poem, Sue…


  3. Mary Smith says:

    Beautiful, Sue.


  4. V.M.Sang says:

    Lovely and poignant. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This is beautiful Sue, simply beautiful.


  6. Beautiful and so moving, Sue.


  7. Widdershins says:

    The best kind of friends. 🙂


  8. dgkaye says:

    Melancholy and moving Sue ❤


  9. Oh, my…this is lovely.


  10. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely, Sue. You are a true wordmaster!


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