Wandering Spirits of Restless Hearts


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Halloween Photography. This photo was taken at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Public Domain.

The universe has her own way. You never know when she will strike next – and whether it be for better or worse. Every day of living is a routine of heading for the ending. We must continue to believe in living for the moment. I believe we must also question each action we take and its consequences. In my culture, my grandma has taught me, after a soul leaves the body it moves to the resting place, but a restless spirit will always wander. Peace and forgiveness has to prevail before a dead man’s spirit can find the resting place.

In the past few days I heard of three deaths. Of the three deaths, two I knew and respected. Their news was very sad for me. One left me feeling winded, overwhelmed, surprised and it tugged at deeply buried emotions from cruelty and pain. unresolved living can change life. It was a timely beginning of the ending for me. I feel a new phase in my life. It was time to let go. In the hours after I received the news last night, strange things happened. It should not but the Universe has her own ways.

For what I know and believe in, I question, when those that are cruel to you die, where do their spirits go? Are the wandering spirits seeking forgiveness or are they playing on your mind.  I pray for the former and I hope for a peaceful resolution – one of forgiveness, healing and moving on. I know one day this feeling shall pass.

 ( JLeahy Copyright)

Farewell Monster      

He died, leaving behind

privately and securely,

a legacy few desire

Markings made by his hands

Unbeknownst to audiences

Secret exhibitions

Wounded, bruised and broken

A heap in doll repair shop

A thread shall patch

Gauze will cover

A wig shall alter

Like salt, familiar

each time memory stings

And, like animals, cowards,

we will cower as shadows lurk

It happened in the mind,

his father’s trade

That was how he started,

his father’s legacy.

Admittedly, one

he never admired

Only hope shall turn fate

I pray for his sons

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