...on Poetry and Fiction - Just “One Word” Away ("GHOSTS), an editorial written by Phyllis P. Colucci at Spillwords.com

…On Poetry and Fiction Just “One Word” Away (“Ghosts”)

…On Poetry and Fiction

Just “One Word” Away (“Ghosts”)

written by: Phyllis P. Colucci



One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. It must start from just “one word”. Today my one word is “Ghosts”.



Ghosts from our past, present and future are not covered in translucent white cloths, flying around us, hissing and booing like disembodied souls. They are not ghastly creatures trying desperately to frighten us with their evil presence. They are our life’s ghosts. So go ahead! Open your eyes! Our ghosts are there! They are always around us. They want to interact with us. They are visions of people and memories from our “past”, visitors in our “present”, and possible opportunities in our “future”. We learn from the ghosts of our “past”, we live with the ghosts in our “present”, and we anticipate the ghosts from our “future”. We must all recognize our own ghosts and listen to their messages. Learn from past visions, past voices, current visits, new conversations, their words of wisdom, and future possibilities. These special ghosts are time travelers who secretly accompany us on life’s journeys. Once you realize their presence, overcome your fear, and embrace their worth, you will soon discover that your ghosts are simply your protective guardian angels teaching you life’s lessons.



No translucent white cloths?
No flying creatures?
No ghastly beings?
No hissing and booing of disembodied souls?
No Ghosts you say?…No Ghosts I pray!
But there is something disrupting my day!

Visions and Memories
From a “Past” life
Living with an entity in my “Present”
Anticipating an eerie “Future”
Past voices
Current visits
New conversations
Words of Wisdom
Future Possibilities
No Ghosts you say?…No Ghosts I pray!
I feel them, I do – don’t you?

I remember the “Past”
I know the “Present”
I fear the “Future”
I live with these time travelers
Who secretly accompany me
– I am no longer free!
Who might they be?
Yes! They are there!
But where? Is this fair?

My Present becomes My Past
My Future becomes My Present
All riding in on the backs of these Ghosts!
No Ghosts you say?..No Ghosts I pray!
…But they speak to me of life’s lessons

They whisper gently into my ear
They pave the way on my journey
And my fright is no longer here
For I embrace them with love
These smiling beings from above
So Ghosts they are not
I will accept them, somewhat
From a world away…
– My Guardian Angels are they!


No Ghosts you say? No Ghosts I pray! Embrace these spiritual time travelers who will prove to be your Guardian Angels, paving your way in life and teaching you life’s lessons. Recognize your own “Ghosts”. We all have them, so pay attention to their messages.

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