Do you know what to say to a ghost?
Each night I think of what to say
Each day I think of what could’ve been
Just to speak those words a little sooner
Do you know how to smile at a ghost?
Though it’s been so many years since we last met
I can’t help but cry
A beautiful friendship is what we had
I gave it all away
Confused and depressed
I couldn’t think
Was it you who left me?
Or was it truly me?
How can you see a ghost?
When for most of your life you’ve been trying so hard not to
Every time I saw your face
I couldn’t believe it was you
Too many years had passed
I was too shocked and confused
Was it really you in there?
How can you say “I’m sorry” to a ghost?
When for most of your life that’s all you’ve been saying
“I’m sorry I left you!”
“I’m sorry I never spoke to you!”
I had so many chances
Such high hopes
To one day see you again
Maybe in heaven
Oh my dear friend
If I could just tell you one more thing
If I could just reach back into the past
And finally gain enough courage to talk to you once more
I’d hold you close in my arms
As my tears softly intertwine with yours
And I’d whisper silently in your ear
“I’m in love with a ghost…”
Dedicated to my best friend who died a month ago. I know it’s been a while, but I hope you know that I’ll always remember to keep our promise we made all those years ago, “I’ll never forget you.”.
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