**Banishing a ghost**

11-14-22

A thousand lifetimes ago, you stole me away.
And I became your wife even though I was only 14.
We came to love each other but our time was short
I died giving you a son.

And in a thousand lifetimes our love was bittersweet
It would seem that happily ever after escaped us.
Again and again, we met, but our love never succeeded.
You died or I did, but we never had forever.

In this life, we were so very young when we met.
How could it have worked, we were barely more than children.
After we parted, I thought my heart was broken.
But life went on and so did I.

I met a good, kind man and married him.
We have been married and in love for almost 50 years.
Now you’re here asking me to, what?
Leave him and run away with you?

You’re too toxic for me to survive you again.
Get back in your car, drive away, and don’t look back.
As I watched as your tail lights disappeared.
Life after life, love always escaped me.

I felt someone behind me. I turned to look
and there was his beloved, handsome face.
He held out his hand to me and as I’ve done for the
last half-century, I put my hand and heart into his hand.

He is my happy ever after.

Garnet

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My Sister Witch Garnet, you are an amazing person. As I was reading this, chaos was circling all around me tonight, and I heard nothing but the words you wrote. I felt like I Astro Projected to liminal space and was there reading your words, feeling your love for this wonderful man of yours. Thank you for my “time out” that was desperately needed for me tonight… :revolving_hearts: :100:% :woman_mage:t4:

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Don’t mind me just reaching for a tissue :face_holding_back_tears:

Garnet!!! You had me opening up this thread ready to dive into some kind of banishing ritual, when surprise! It’s heartwrenching poetry that leaves you breathless. Gosh, I wasn’t ready :laughing:

Absolutely gorgeous as always :people_hugging: :heart:

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@Garnet this is so beautiful! I love the emotion you put into each word. Thank you for sharing this well put poem!

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@Garnet that gave me goosebumps!

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The words you have shared are magic, my dear. Thank you. I’m glad you got your happy ever after.

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I’m so glad you have him, Garnet :heart: Your words are beautiful, as always!

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