The Ghosts of Gilderoy

The ghosts of Gilderoy come galloping by
with swift and deadly moves
horses mounted and guns slung over
their saddles they ride straight and true

And oft in the morn as the early dew rises
and swathes of mist blanket the land
a sound can be heard, a distant thunder
as they gallop and make their stand

For many a year has passed since that day
When brother by father they fell
As a duel with the devil they used to call gold
Called them one by one down to hell

And e’er since that day of terrible toll
their souls have restlessly sought
to find the riches that escape them still
and for which they so foolishly fought

So if ever you see them riding by
on such a fine morn as this
Bid them halt and look around
At the treasure they had but missed

© Jan Stead JEMproductions, 2008

The Ghosts of Gilderoy

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Artist's Description

This piece of writing was inspired by a beautiful, serene and still shot of morning mists rising in the Yarra Valley. The artist, Di Jenkins, is a wonderful photographer with an amazing eye for the unseen and unexpected.
This piece of writing was also unexpected. But with such inspiration, in image and word, the visual and the imagined, it is no surprise.
The surprise will be if no one else is likewise moved!

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