I have a secret
I took to my grave
I wish I had
Confessed to you
What I held in silence
You should know
I love you
I have always loved you
And I never told you
Now I am gone
From your world
But I float around you
Watching and listening
A ghost of myself
Hearing your words
Feeling your tears
Inside my intangible heart
And now I know
You loved me
You have always loved me
But you never told me
Because I never told you


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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36 Responses to ghost.

  1. Miriam says:

    Oh to look back in regret.

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  2. maria says:

    “But you never told me because I never told you…”

    ~Aww… what a haunting piece! I love it! ❤

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  3. Oh dear! The cost of silence

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  4. The V Pub says:

    I’ve been there, wishing if I had said something, things would have been different. I lost someone who I was in love with that way. But now I look at my kids and wouldn’t trade a thing. It’s life, and it unfurls in ways that no one can anticipate.

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  5. Good write. Love your finale. Why do people find it so hard to say I love you?

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    • Fear of rejection, I think, is certainly part of it. If the other person doesn’t feel the same, will he run away scared and screaming? Then you’ve lost everything… and I’ve never been an all or nothing person. If I can only have some, that’s good…and far better than nothing. Also, saying ‘I love you’ too easily takes away meaning and impact, don’t you think?

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      • Well, you know I always said show me love don’t tell me. Don’t fear rejection. It is a natural part of life. One man’s garbage is anoither man’s treasure. And there are plenty of fish in the sea. I stopped worrying about rejection years ago.

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        • Easier said than done, I think. But I do know that it crushes me more than it should. I want to be the treasure. Just don’t lock me in a pirate’s chest. Unless he’s really hot.

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          • Smiling. You shouldn’t look to others for validation, happiness, or acceptance. That has to come from inside. If you don’t see your own beauty and self worth, no one will either.

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            • Yeah I know. Although I don’t completely agree with your last sentence. I’ve had others think I’m awesome when I didn’t think so. I agree that I should not get the happiness and everything from someone else, but it sure helps me believe I deserve it if someone else sees it even when I don’t. Hell, as I’ve gotten older, married, had kids… with so much focus on making sure everyone else is happy and feeling wonderful, I forget completely how or what gives the happiness, etc to me… so a push from knowing someone else sees something in me that I forgot I had…. well, honestly, it helps. Just as it would hurt if someone told me I was crap!

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  6. Ah, this feeling… What if, what if…. So sad and so futile. xo

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  7. Let’s all vow to speak our minds and no more regrets!

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  8. Anthony says:

    Elegant and eerily beautiful. It evokes all of my tormenting spirits. Those of the words I did not say and those I said and should not have. Wonderful writing Sandra.

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  9. aboylostatsea says:

    There is nothing constant or concrete in this world, not even time nor gravity follow these rules. Everything fluctuates. No regrets, anything is possible.

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  10. Hello, Sandra. Would you be interested in writing a page of poetry for Girl Poems? I dig the light fluidness in your writing style and I feel you’d fit in well. If you’re interested you can email me at Let me know, thanks!

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