Ghostly Love

I know you, though we never met.

You are my sun, the glow that radiates through me; the hope, a thousand wishes I make to the fallen star.

But you could never be mine, at least not in this lifetime.

I’ve been watching you from afar, wishing that I could be part of your world. I imagine waking up with you in my arms, your breath tickling my collarbone, your warmth brushing against my neck. I imagine the sweet taste of your lips, the feel of your fingers running up and down my back, the subtle scent of jasmine in your hair, the sound of your whispers caressing my ears…

I imagine what it would be like to share a lifetime with you.

It’s been a long time since I felt this way, and I didn’t know how to take it at first. The emotions you stir inside me feel like words of a foreign language, rolling heavily around my tongue. I cannot speak them but I understand their meaning by instinct.

I didn’t believe in love. I didn’t believe in all the empty sentiments it promised. After all the past experience I had, I know very well what it costs. Love is like a broken stained glass window: it looks beautiful on the surface but its jagged edge will graze the insides of your heart and scar you for life.

But you brought back the flutters I thought would have never rekindled, the dreams that I’d long given up, and suddenly… my heart craves to bleed again.

Funny, isn’t it? for I have been dead for many years. I walk the path between heaven and hell, trapped in the world of undecided destinies. They say I would be free once I found my true love. But what if my true love would never find me?

How could love free me when you’re on the other side?

It really doesn’t matter what or how, for right now, all I want is for you to know. I am the wind that makes your curtains flutter, the song that whistles dreams at night. I will be the tears that wash away your pain, the laughter that illuminates your heart.

I love you though we never met.

And I will watch over you… until the day you die.

Ghostly Love


Freshwater, Australia

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Wrote this cause I was desperately in love with someone I could never have

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