Orbs of white light,
phantom spirits circling,
lingering, clinging to a life they once knew,
a life they chose not to leave.
The pull of emotion, of attachment,
keeps them here in physical world
longing to prove they still exist.
They travel with us through darkness,
longing to reach out, to touch flesh.
They reside with us in sleep.
They hover, watching us during our slumber.
They bathe in the light of our life force,
pausing in the shadows,
unseen by the human eye.
They reveal themselves in pictures,
longing for us to feel their presence
and know that they are still with us.
They cloak us in comfort,
their love too strong to let us go,
too strong to pass fully to the other side.
(image credit: greatdreams.com)
Written for the Trifecta Challenge: Now, onto this week’s prompt. We’re still not totally spooked out by you guys yet and we’re a little way from Halloween proper so get your ghoul glad rags on again this week. If there’s anyone who puts the ghoul in ghoulish, it’s you lot. Have fun and, as always, make sure you use the THIRD definition. This week we are back to entries of 33-333 words.
PHANTOM (noun) 1 a : something apparent to sense but with no substantial existence : APPARITION b : something elusive or visionary c : an object of continual dread or abhorrence 2 : something existing in appearance only
3 : a representation of something abstract, ideal, or incorporeal – See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.QecVLKnT.dpuf