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Ghosts and Graves

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Ghosts and Graves 

How many more full moons will you see?

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Here is a sample Ghosts and Graves I hope you enjoy.  















Prologue

              Hidden deep in what is now the southern United States stands a decaying, Victorian mansion.  It had once been the jewel of the south and had placed this small town on the map.  In its hay day it was nothing short of a southern style castle.  Roman like columns framed the front entrance.  Ornate crystal chandeliers lit your way through the corridors.  The prettiest green wall paper you had ever seen covered the walls.  This mansion was out in the colonies, so the latest modern conveniences had yet to make their way to it.  Houses of a similar ilk located in the city had in door gas powered lamps, with gas piped in.  However this house had somethin…

Beyond the Twilight

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Beyond the Twilight




Standing just beyond the twilight I have watched this world.
I have seen many places and met some familiar faces.
I walk the path alone, stoping only to admire the scenery.
As life is like an endless dream, I imagine and ponder on many things.
What is this life anyway.
They say we are defined by our experiances.
I have watched this world, standing just beyond the twilight.


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Dreams Born of the Sea

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Dreams Born of the Sea




In the endless seas of time Through the endless currents We flow,
As we change the seasons change As time passes Societies rise and fall.
As time passes Yesterday’s dreams Become today’s reality
On distant rocky shores. Somewhere in time, you can see, broken remnants of dreams, glistening on the rocks
As the tide pulses and ebbs, new dreams are born, in the tide pools. As the endless current flows and the tide pulses and ebbs
In the endless seas of time.
A. J. Phillips
I wrote and submitted this poem to poetry.com back in 2005.  It won an Editor's Choice award from poetry.com and the International Library of Poetry.

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Bushido

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Bushido




In a flash of light I lost myself. It all just slipped away, fading into memories of the past
Is this an illusion, or is the clanging thunder reality? I remember as a child,  the head waters of the sacred river. As rivers seemed to flow from me I am Fading away!
The Echoes of training and discipline filled my thoughts. As I grew older I learned of duty and honor!
Gaining two constant companions, cold and razor edged. In a flash and a thud, my first duty was carried out!
Years later it was arranged, I would marry the youngest daughter of a wealthy Lord. My son was born in the 12th year of Tensho. Those eyes looking up at me.
I am a Samurai bound by Honor! In a flash of light I lost myself.
In a flash of light!
A. J. Phillips 

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Apartment 113

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Apartment 113 a True story of a Haunting





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Apartment 113 a True story of a Haunting
To begin whoever said be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.  Had obviously done it and I wished for this and got more than I bargained for.  I am a writer and creative thinker named A. J. Phillips and this actually happened to me in my mid-twenties.
I had just graduated college and was looking for my first place of my own, as well as looking for my first real job.  Earlier that same year I had met a woman who at the time I thought was the one, but that is only a minor detail.  I had a friend who was going to be out of town for the summer and he let me sublease his room in a house for that summer.  So for the time being I had a place to be while I hunted a job.  Austin TX is a hot and humid place especially during the summer.  It i…

Beyond

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Beyond




Let me lie in the realm beyond dreams trying to grasp peace! Hoping for better tomorrows.
All that is left now are memories, memories of a beautiful dream. Now awake in the surreal, Some dreams must end, falling to reality
Whatever though, it was so beautiful
May it all begin again!
A. J. Phillips 

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The Mirror

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The Mirror




You have gone beyond the mirror. Reflections casting shadows leaving only memories. Fare thee well my friend sweet dreams while you rest.
In loving memory of my cat: Twitch Moonstar.  I miss my little buddy.

A. J. Phillips


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The Monument

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The Monument



Over the vaulted hills past the dreaded cemetery it lay.  A rotting corpse of a forgotten time.  Many stones had fallen over but still it stood.  Tall as a mountain, dark as a tomb.  This place was a monument to foolishness.  To think it had once represented all that was good in the world.  All that lies forgotten now in a kingdom of dirt.  Lost now and consumed by time.  Just down the path it sits decaying, waiting to impart its knowledge to any who dare visit it.  Too the brave and curious it beacons  To all else a broken castle filling our dreams with dread.  As this once great place just wastes away forgotten by all but still against the ages it stands a lifeless inanimate hulk.  One day it will be gone and nothing not even ashes will remain.

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Fairy Knights

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Fairy Knights: The First Hunt




Here is a sample of Fairy Knights: The First Hunt I hope you enjoy.  The full story is available on my author page published as a part of Other Realms


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  Fairy Knights The First Hunt

It happens at Midnight 1.


A sanguine moon rises over the high cliffs, in the valley beneath them a vast untamed jungle stretched out in all directions as far as the human eye could see.  All of it hidden from the eyes of the world on a mysterious uncharted island.  The whole area seemed out of place and time.  From the highest point a set of eyes as purple as the night sky, quietly watched.  The moon was almost to its zenith.  Quietly to herself the owner of the purple eyes whispered. “Almost time, midnight”…. A deep breath “midnight is when that fool intends to try and force his way in to the Forever Forest.”  Her thou…