I am a Ghost

I am a Ghost

Shhhhh…..there is a quiet
I am listening
Do you hear it?
Listen carefully
It is the sound of nothing
I am a Ghost

I know pain
I know fear
I know horror
I know screams
I know death
I am a Ghost

I had a life
I worked with my hands
I knew the smell of the earth
I knew the feel of plants
I knew the taste of food
I knew the laughter of children
I knew the sound of a song

I knew the freshness of spring
I knew the joy of the Cherry Blossom
I knew the heat of summer
I knew the beauty of autumn
I knew the cold of winter
What can I feel now?
Now that I am a Ghost

Where did it go?
Why am I here?
Where am I now?
How did I get here?
How long have I been here?
I am a Ghost

Who did this to me?
Do you have a face?
Do you have a name?
Do not turn away
You put me here
I am a Ghost

My Hiroshima…My Nagasaki
I am a Ghost
I am a Ghost

©ジョン・マーフィー 2015