Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  CULLEN DORN, iDavid Hamilton, iJ.J. Snow, iRobert Davis, iJeff Alt, iPier Tyler, iEugene Meyer, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Ed Matlack

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 5,630 Titles
· 42,746 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Aug, 2003

Ed Matlack, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
21-Seconds To Wealth
by Neeta Blair

A comprehensive game played over a period of 21 days, arranging the contents of your consciousness with ideas and wealth concepts to create the financial experiences you ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
The Ezekiel Code
by Gary Tenuta

Zeke Banyon (a Catholic seminary dropout) now runs a homeless shelter near Seattle's old waterfront district. He hires Angela (a young widow in need of a part time job) t..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Action/Thriller)
  1.  The Abominable Snow Blower
  2.  Falling
  3.  Home is Where the Heart Lies
  4.  Fun!
  5.  A Little Persuasion Warms My Heart
  6.  He Took A Bath Once
  7.  Daddy's Hands
  8.  A Little Walk In The Snow
  9.  Waterfall
  11.  A Grave Not Forgotten
  12.  Horny Christmas
  13.  Pondering Points
  14.  Trust-Love's Gold Dust
  15.  Cyber City Park
  16.  Depression - Shakespearean Sonnet (ababcdc
  17.  Disturbing Ovid 2013
  18.  Love's Dark Touch
  19.  Antonia
  20.  His Last Hand

Ghost Tracks
by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Ed Matlack
•  To me he is my friend...
•  Update...
•  Historic storm a bust...
•  Finally looks like some significant snow is approaching…
•  It’s a human eat human world…
           >> View all 5,605

Ghost tracks…


There in the Pine Barrens are their tracks,

They pass under and around hillside cracks,

They are not necessarily made by something like a foot,

More a sweeping motion over the sand; sometimes left like a soot…


All sorts of tracks can be found there,

Raccoons, turkey, deer and even some bear,

Even old railroad tracks are left from a long time past,

The closer to the ocean one gets, the better chance they will see a buried mast…


Tracks of ghosts do exist from long dead Piney’s*,

Lived there they did into the mid twentieth century,

Prior to that, they were mostly inbred,

Towns of people that now no longer do exist,

Not even do any structures or foundations last,

Many occupants did try to stay, a long time they did persist,

But times have changed; no more can be found in the Barrens a ghostly mix…


Sounds of the past are still heard,

Corn liquor still made in hollows where silence is preferred,

What you do see of the Piney’s that still live there,

Are now just everyday people, owners of land in the Barrens,

Their homes and property no longer in disrepair,

But still as a newcomer you will be greeted with a suspicious glare…


The tracks of ghosts forgotten from the past,

Still in the Pine Barrens do and will forever last…

          © ed ~ 2/17/05


Piney’s: a name given to those that lived in the Pine Barrens of NJ…not derogatory, just fun for most…*PINEY POWER*

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/17/2005
I have heard it used this way as well and this was one of your finest Ed. I find this same thing when traveling.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/17/2005
A fascinating write, my friend. And I would love to roam those barren pines with you - looking for tracks and traces of these ghosts from the past.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/17/2005
Think I've read about such a place. They even had multi story buildings.

But this was down south, I think?

Delightful poem Ed..
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 2/17/2005
tracking this poem has led to light filtering thru a pine forest and other delights. k
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/17/2005
Thanks for this walking trail through Ghostly pinelands!!

Love Tinka
Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.