THE GHOSTS ARE GONE
I felt the specters of the past
They made my days so dark
I could barely see.
Jacob Marley’s chains dogged my
They held me down so hard that I
And when I looked around I saw them everywhere,
A world of faces haunted by the ghosts of care:
Divorce and death, rejection, once-bright dreams denied
’Til even raindrops seemed like tears that Heaven
And then she came along and my
whole world changed.
The order of my universe was
She exorcised the demons gnawing
She opened up the door
and swept them from my heart.
I was going down to some ghost ship in the sea,
Numbing nerves awash with pain and misery.
She pulled me from the surf in the black of night,
Resuscitated me with just her love’s pure light.
Only she could spot life
in this zombie from the grave.
She must have hung with Superman
to learn to
be so brave.
And pulled me from its shore
Her faith has made me whole;
No ghosts in this Gray anymore.
No time for regret. Too much life for living yet.
I can’t wait to start...Can’t believe I won her heart.