Tag Archive | Ghosts

Mapping The Road 

This poem on mental health is written to show that when ghosts haunt the hearts of those affected there are other forces at work who will signpost the road to safety. I’ve titled Mapping The Road I hope you enjoy the read.

Mapping The Road 

Nightmares don’t only happen at night 

the ghosts which haunt the darkness 

can also steal the light 

destroying days and wasting lives

as they go about in shadows

viewed only by those known to them 

knives pills and bridges are the favoured weapons and meeting places 

of those who wish to push their prey towards to the exit door 

like demons they love the roar   

the distressed make into the void 

where they know nothing can be heard 

meanwhile in a lighter place others know the importance 

of mapping the road with angels

who signpost the route to safety

© Gayle Smith 2018 


Kindred Spirits

On Halloween I post a seasonal poem to celebrate this important day and the beginning of the Celtic winter. Bearing in mind the ghostly goings on that this night will hold I’ve given it the title Kindred Spirits. I hope you enjoy the read. 

Kindred Spirits. 


 the last day before the Celtic winter starts 

the time when  spirits walk among us 

on the evening of the day of the dead 

this is why we use disguises 

in the shape of masks and costumes 

to keep ourselves hidden from those 

who would do us harm

only those who guard us will know the real truth of our story 

they keep us safe as children when we go round the doors guising

on in later years 

when as adults we party with friends in  city centre bars

all they ask from us is 

that we hold them in our hearts

thoughout the coming year 

and get ready to celebrate the gatherings winter will bring 

remembering the coldest of seasons 

 is a time when the warmest of hearts join with loved ones 

to cherish memories made by kindred spirits

in stories songs and friendship

© Gayle Smith 2017

Amber Time

Hey everyone This post is a poem i wrote in 2007 on the topic of  Halloween .  It’s really amazing what  you find when you look through your back catalogue. I’t’s titled Amber Time I hope you find a scary but enjoyable read


Amber Time

Images in an amber flame

pumpkins illuminate the dark

ghosts, ghouls, ans witches

haunt the night streets

children go round neighbours

as doors are opened they shout

what i can get for my halloween


In pubs parties are organised

for regulars or groups

in nightclubs th patrons dance

in fancy dress

a mixture of the weird and the wonderful

the angel and the devil

both dwell within us

our souls are balanced

shades blend

between the green of peace, light , and harmony

and the red of anger, passion, and distress.


But this is amber time

when duality combines all our parts

this night of the dead

brings us to a place

where our hearts ask where am i going now?

in which direction will my journey lead?

will I be treated at first

only to be ticked later on

maybe I’ll be tricked

then treated

only the stars will know

as they alone  see both the angel and devil

within us


@ Gayle Smith 2007