Path of a Ghost (Sestina) by Andrew Scott

Path Of A Ghost (Sestina)

With every single step take
am feeling a presence
the mystic aura all surrounding
it is taking me in
as I inch forward
on the same path of a ghost

How do I feel this ghost
on this road taken
when I cannot see forward
but see the shadow of it presence
I know the direction it is in
and see the white light surrounding

Engulfing and surrounding
not afraid of this ghost
though not sure of the care I am in
or what of me may be taken
in the ever-changing presence
that will carry me forward

Fear is with each step forward
to the unknown surrounding
unpredictable presence
of an overseeing ghost
where my soul maybe taken
to never get it back in

The lure can take me in
if I do not watch forward
never knowing what is taken
what part of me becomes the surrounding
and becomes the ghost
enhancing their own presence

Cannot fully fight the presence
or embrace it in
and feel the ghost
not to really move forward
to create a new surrounding
and get back what was taken

The spirit’s presence is pushing forward
lead in to its surrounding
live with what the ghost has taken

April 16, 2014
© Andrew Scott – Just a Maritime Boy 2014


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Bio: Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. During his time as an active poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of a classrooms, judge poetry competitions as well as published worldwide in such publications as The Art of Being Human, Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones. His books, Snake With A Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen and The Storm Is Coming are available now

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