This night so dark...

Did you see me smiling through the dark?
Did you hear my gasp?
My slurp of port?
As we tell our tales of ghosts and ghouls
this night so dark
barely lit by moon
at all

The fire crackles through the night
We share our stories made of fright
holding hands to hearts, eyes open wide
we laugh out loud
and try to hide
our fear
sitting here (so still)

We scuff in dirt
and melt marshmallows
pour stiff drinks
toast spuds in coals
Adding logs
and poking sparks
into our campfire

Our humanity is shared
in our scared presence
Our fallibility is aired
in our sublime essence
Our community is built
in our mutual confess-ance
of ghost stories round the campfire…

oh no, now I’ve got to pee…

© wildwomenlove poetry

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Thanks so much to all who have come to ghost stories round the campfire to enjoy and share their ghost stories…what a great campfire it’s been so far !… Today we’ve gone over 300 views, while we chat and scream and share…

there’s more people dropping in to the campfire and more stories coming…yell out if you want to share a story or come to the campfire !

we’re a good bunch on here don’t ya recon !? hahahahahaha…here have another port…clink !…xxx


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Hi there
I write poetry and stories, paint, take photos and make films…I’m learning singing, electric guitar and am at art school…
art is my heart song…wanna sing it with me ?

big love

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 2 years ago

    hehe that last line made me giggle,

    thanks so much for the opportunity to sit at your campfire,
    I"m going to go read as many as I can

  • it’s a full circle moment, so to speak…hee hee hee…I’m so glad you could come to the campfire Lisa…it’s been much fun…clink !…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • sandra .
    sandra .over 2 years ago

    Pop another log on the campfire Sharon, I’ve got my some more marshmallows to toast!
    “Our humanity is shared
    in our scared presence
    Our fallibility is aired
    in our sublime essence”

    I am so warmed by your ‘campfire’, thanks gorgeous gal.
    Sandra xx (no more port ta, 1 is my limit, clink) :)

  • thanks for coming to the campfire Sandra…it’s been an awesome event…we been making community bub…loved every minute of it !!!…how bout some shnupps? Eon’s got heaps…hic…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 2 years ago

    too much port I would say… hope you’re not too freaked to go by yourself… hehe Great campfire, great port, great stories, and great company… so what else does a person need, except for maybe a good sleep! Cink! xoxo

  • it’s a full circle moment Cos…hee hee hee I’ve got my torch and if you hear screams you know I’m OK…hahahahahaha I think I’m going to have a hang over after this one !!!…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • linskudd
    linskuddover 2 years ago

    He.He. I love this idea of yours. Thanks for letting me sit around and listen. :o)

  • thanks Lindsay…and thanks for bringing the ginger wine !!! it’s been a hoot…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • wigs
    wigsover 2 years ago

    Lovely writing xx port and marshmellows…such a treat

    I’m sorry I didn’t have any stories…but have loved reading those that have been shared…

  • thanks wigs…its been so nice to see you in the firelight…you were great at poking the fire and scoffing all the marshmallows…here have another port…clink !…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    LOL got to pee too! you are so funny! LOVED the campfire stories! XOXOXOXOXOXO

  • soo cool, we can hold hands and go togetheR !!! omg that’s a relief…I LOVED the campfire stories too Shar ! its so nice catching up with everyone in a party atmosphere…if I see another marshmallow I’ll fall off my fold up chair !!!…love ya…clink !…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 2 years ago

    to go to see to nature’s call is simply an excuse to get away from the fear of the ghost stories….lol.

  • hi Betty…so nice to see you in the firelight…soo true…we’re sneaking off with our fingers in our ears ! hee hee hee…here have another port…clink !…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacover 2 years ago

    love the community of artisans you’ve brought together to share in our common vulnerabilities
    …your last line breaks the invisible line allowing our humor to rise and to share in our common funny side.
    peace love and light for you always, Sharon
    andrea xoxo

  • thanks for coming to the campfire Andrea…it’s been fun hasn’t it !? we all bleed, we all need…and we’re all good people on red bubble…big love…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • bearwings
    bearwingsover 2 years ago

    You didn’t think I was there …but I was ……that’s a scary enough thought isn’t it???

  • sneaky little bear…xxx

    – wildwomenlove

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    wonderful write…any beer? peanuts?

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