THE LONELY GHOST COULD BE YOU

BE THOUGHTFUL ON ALL HALLOWS EVE
by Lawrence R. Spencer 
An apparition in the night!
A lonely ghost floats on the stairs
she shines in luminescent light
disembodied, though she's still here.

Not living in the flesh on Earth
she may be free to wait, or roam.
Yet, she seldom feels much mirth
because she's mostly left alone.

Most people will not see her there,
though she's a Spirit, will feelings tender,
they don't perceive her in the air:
they don't know how, or can't remember.

Yet, people are afraid of ghosts!
We've been told we must avoid
the friends we've lost, yet loved the most
who linger in the spatial void.

Beware! Don't run and hide in fear!
Look all about!  They're still around!
Beloved old friends may still be near...
if you listen, they'll make a sound.

Be thoughtful on All Hallows Eve:
befriend a Spirit on the stairs.
Someday you and I may be
a lonely ghost who needs some care.