Lost Souls

by Thomas K. Hunt

There’s an angel in the corner
Curled up with feathered wings
And a tiny cherub in the playground
Flying high among the swings

Another crying angel
Sits besides a granite stone
Where a name’s carved out and chiseled
Resting on a box of bones

There’s a blue haired apparition
Trapped inside a broken home
At night you hear her whispers
From the halls in which she roams

There’s a creaking in the floorboards
The slamming of a door
The faint sound of laughter
From a time that was before

Lost souls that are searching
For a peace they cannot hold
Or afraid to just cross over
They’re afraid to just let go

Still searching for their reason
Unresolved within their time
Lost in the in-between
Lost within their minds


Posted on 11/13/2003
Copyright © 2023 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by John Ilotan on 11/13/03 at 02:10 PM

Hauntingly beautiful and wonderfully written.Great work.

Posted by Brian Francis on 11/15/03 at 03:09 AM

Nice work Thomas. This reads very well. brought shades of "lil orphan annie" to my mind. peace --bf

Posted by Britt Zimmerman on 11/15/03 at 03:11 PM

Love the poem, and the subject. Very touching!

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 11/16/03 at 03:43 AM

this poem is so hauntingly beautiful, i am brought to tears... this is one the best poems i have ever read... what an intriguing topic, done with excellent form and perfect words... i'm suggesting for poem of the day... just astounding... blessings...

Posted by Maryellen Lebeda-Parra on 12/15/03 at 06:39 AM

this is most beautiful ... i love it

Posted by Glenn Currier on 03/21/04 at 04:33 AM

Oh, man, how this pulls the heart strings! Beautifully worded and rhymed and the images bring back so many childhood experiences of being in old homes with my old aunts and great aunts. Maybe I was more lost than they in their world at the time. Your poem seems to resonate from my past somehow. Thanks. This goes on my favorites list.

Posted by Rhodora M Fitzgerald on 04/02/04 at 01:50 AM

I have a soft spot for poems about angels, and this one was superbly written! I loved the rhyme and flow of this piece! Nicely done!

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 04/05/04 at 12:44 AM

They can be helped, those lost in the in between spirits. And I agree with Wendy...maybe it's us that keeps them here. At any rate, a touching look at those souls. Thank you!

Posted by Marjorie Anne Reagan on 07/04/04 at 06:53 AM

I love old houses and this poem has both the warmth and the erieness of one.

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