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“Mindless Life in Ghostly Shadows”
An Elizabethan Sonnet
This drinking tea to empty out a cup
And doing tasks to cross them off our lists
Directs the eyes to what is coming up,
Although what’s here, and nothing else, exists.
If sewing only to complete a dress
With thoughts of only what will next arrive,
Then shadows and a deathly emptiness
Accompany all moments we’re alive.
Without Awareness, tapestries of what has passed
Are woven presents filled with ghostly dreams,
And threads of faded “Now” that we’ve amassed
Will hold together Future’s fraying seams.
To always look behind or play the seer
Exchanges “is” for “is not truly here.”

Paul Burgess
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About poetreecreations

I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at

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  3. While yours is more of a re-post than a re-blog, I would still like to share the gratitude expressed in the following limerick I composed for my readers:
    “A Toast to Re-bloggers”
    Of the things that I treasure the most
    I would count those re-blogging a post.
    If one smiles at a rhyme,
    I’ve not wasted my time.
    To re-bloggers I raise now a toast!

    a limerick by Paul Burgess


  4. Reblogged this on Miscellaneous Inanities and commented:
    Thank you to for posting my sonnet “Mindless Life in Ghostly Shadows.” It means a lot to me to be able to share one of my few serious, heartfelt poems with a wider audience.


  5. Thank you for posting this one!




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