(99 words, no more, no less)
I am your ghost, your past. I walk before you on thorny pathways so you shall not walk the path of sorrow. You shall not see the things I have.
You are ten years old now, so blow out your candles and let loose those balloons with all their wishes attached.
I have received them now; your wishes made from your past come true, they have come to pass. Soon I shall re-join you when adult paths you reach, until then, I collect every balloon and every wish you make.
I wait in shadows until we are one again …
© 2018 Anita Dawes
The river runs so deep, my Lord
I know I cannot cross.
Without your love to guide me home
I fear my soul is lost.
When darkness comes and I’m alone
and demons dance and shout
The trees throw shadows on the ground
And evil walks about.
I see no lights to guide me home
Where did my love go wrong.
I need to feel so safe
And know that I belong.
A place where fear cannot come in
A place that is too strong.
And smiling faces greet you there
Don’t make me wait too long.
It’s Heavens light that I see now
A place where I might go
So Father, take my hand
I am ready now, I know.
I walk among the dead of yesterday
A willing prey.
Unholy voices fill the air
with shattered hopes they linger
ever deeper in despair
I sit alone beside an empty chair.
In the darkness soft and sweet
With fear and sweat upon my brow
all my sins of yesterday I meet
and stand before you empty now.
Heavenly Angels, take my hand
And lead me to your promised land
Help me to find the love I seek
which Jesus left for us to keep…
These poems were written a long time ago, in 1979, long before I started to write books. I have been thinking of trying my hand at them again…