Ghosted

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The waters are rough

Tide is coming in

Stranded on the rocks

I call out your name

I feel the waves

Lash out at my feet

Trying to knock me over

To catch me off guard

The mist stings my face

As the waters wage a war

Drowning out my voice

No one can hear me

Still calling out your name

No one can see me

Now shrouded in the fog

But you won’t come

You’re nothing but a ghost

A mirage to play tricks on me

I am trapped in the echoes

Of a voice that doesn’t exist

Doomed to seal my fate

As you move on to the next victim

I struggle just to survive

The seas of deception

Alone, lost and frightened

You were never a friend

*****

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – sea

Boo!

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He was my friend

He helped me through

A difficult time in my life

But something happened

That ended our friendship

It is not the loss that hurts so much

As it is the method he used

That broke my heart

He just stopped talking to me

Would not reply to texts

Or answer emails

And never a hello when I called

Like the specters of the night

He was a ghost of a friend


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – method