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He stayed in beautiful isolation

For so long

He became a memory

A shadow on the wall

A stain on the carpet


When they sipped red wine

They remembered him

In the taste upon their lips

In the pause

Between the small talk


The chair remained empty

The corner a little darker

The mirror over the bar

Cast no reflection

Of him



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The Dancing Light Of Candles

The Dancing Light Of Candles


Flickering shadows cast upon the night

Phantoms leaping on oak panelled walls

Where the final breath of evening gently falls

The white and orange glow of candlelight

Will soothe the nervous child and ease his fright

Or so your aged memory recalls



There is no more a sweet magical sight

Than darkness where a defeated demon ...

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Elegy For A Ghost

Elegy For A Ghost


Some say ghosts are chilling things

Ethereal and fleeting

But they’re not


They are the empty chair

The pint not bought in a round

The hiss at the end of a telephone line

The deleting of a mobile number


They are the sad spaces

That once held you

On the terraces

At the bar

In the conversation


Ghosts are sad things

They h...

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