Love Poems. Ghost and Away by Sharon Catley

Love Poems. Ghost and Away by Sharon Catley

Love Poems. When you go away… On your trip around the world… Don’t forget to pack my heart with you. Marvelous words of a marvelous poet. Today, enjoy two love poems by Sharon Catley: Ghost and Away.

Love Poems. Ghost and Away by Sharon Catley

Love Poems. Ghost and Away by Sharon Catley


Its hard to go on

Carrying the ghost of you inside me



Your image seared on my heart

On my soul

Like a cattle brand




The years pass

Yet still your essence lingers on

Permeating my days

Like some over strong and sweet perfume

Rendering your memory indelible


I try to forget

But the universe taunts me

Sprinkling little bits of you around


This man has your ears

That one your hair

Another has your lips

Here I see you older

There younger

See how that man sips his tea

There are echoes of you everywhere



Unwillingly I resonate

You haunt me



When you go away,

On your trip around the world,

Don’t forget to pack my heart with you.


It won’t take much room,

Folded up and slipped between the pages of your guidebook

Like some tattered piece of lace

Or dried out rose petal, saved for remembrance

Be careful not to let it flutter to the ground

Lost in some distant, ancient erg

Or be swept away by the wind

On some far off and grassy plain…


Instead, save it for a dark, and cold and lonely night

When your soul is weary

And you need to know

That somewhere, someone waits for you with longing

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My name is Sharon Catley and I live in Vancouver, Canada. I work as an IT Manager and in my spare time write songs, stories and poetry. I am status Métis (mix of First Nation and Northern European heritage) As my poetry is most often about love I have been introduced as “The Poetess of the Heart” when I perform my work locally. I have created a fun interactive program to encourage child literacy, which I present (dressed as a crazy cat lady) in schools and libraries. It features cat “litter”ature - poetry, songs and dances all about cats.

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