Spirits of the Past

Oh, the grandeur of the night,

the scents, the beauty –

ghostly spirits gathering round.

I see them, feel them,

I know them and yet,

time and space has distanced us,

from one another.

Oh, to relive the joy, the love,

when we were together,

so many friendly smiles

and I feel so much a part of it all,

just a free kind of feeling –

among spirits in the night –

memories of spirits of the past…


From somewhere gentle breezes blow

and clouds stretch across the sky,

the moon peeks out

and I can see spirits flying about.

Voices so dear,

from days gone by,

they call to me and I see,

couples waltzing from cloud to cloud –

as the stars seem to be winking from above.


Dream or reality?

I didn’t know how long I’d been,

among the spirit world,

but I knew I was among friends,

such a feeling of rapture,

it filled my heart and soul.

Made me embrace life all the more,

knowing that these spirits were around,

their visits ease my mind,

and I always find

that it gives me great joy,

knowing that one day,

they’d be there to say,

welcome to our world

and a guiding light will take me –

to the spirits of the past.


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Rasma Raisters

I am a poet and writer. I write for many different sites online. I have two published books of poems on Amazon - Poetic Thoughts Fly and On the Wings of Love.

4 thoughts on “Spirits of the Past

  • December 1, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    A beautiful verse, Rasma. I so relate to how you describe the spirit world and how it makes you feel with such joy and peace. How wonderful it is! Lovely work.

    • December 2, 2019 at 3:18 PM

      Thank you, Phyllis. It is at this time that I feel the bonds stronger with the coming of the end of the year.


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