The Untrue Ghost


I half close my eyes
and you disappear
I blink
I see you as the untrue ghost

You invite me to bed
and promise the moon
will sing a lullaby

You say there is no God
and you should know
because you’ve travelled
to the dark side of hope

I blinked once more
your face was gone
I think
I made you up


Inspired (very loosely) on Sylvia Plath’s “Mad Girl’s Love Song”


Author: Lizzie Ginger

The girl who drowned words...

3 thoughts on “The Untrue Ghost”

  1. Thank you very much Juansen, you made my dull day a little brighter! 😀 I will be very interested to see your Sad Boys Love Song when you post it. It’s an amazing poem from Sylvia Plath, I’m certain it’s inspired a lot of similar poetry over many years. I was shocked to read recently she wrote it when she was a teen and still at school. It was published in the Mademoiselle magazine she worked on as an editor (1953). Which makes it even more impressive. I thought it was one she wrote much later in life. Thanks for your lovely compliments!! 💋

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  2. Woah. Haha. I’m actually working on a piece called “Sad Boy’s Love Song” and it’s obviously inspired by Sylvia Plath. I actually have a short poem called “Sad Boy’s Love Song” somewhere on my blog, but I think it isn’t as good as the new one I’m making. 🙂 This is a nice piece of yours, and I think you’re a beautiful and lovely person. ✿

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