Ghostly Torment

Since I fancy myself a feline fanatic –

Though at my abode you will see only two –

The simple title made it my first pick

Of the ghostly tales by one Le Fanu.

** ** ** **

In days gone by, before devices and screens,

Adventures weren’t virtual but lived in the flesh.

Stories abounded of all each had seen,

And surely with the supernatural did easily mesh.

** ** ** **

The moral of ‘White Cat’ or any tale read?

(Black cats, not white, these days are feared).

Belief dictates down which path you’ll be led,

Omens of misfortune in many minds are seared.

** ** ** **

Be prudent, my friend. What enters one’s mind

Could make wines of life bitter and wasted.

Cradle one’s choices so later you’ll find

With grace and love, sweet joy you have tasted!

** ** ** **

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About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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