Ghost Rider

by Ayla Kattler, age 12
Ghost Rider Ayla Kattler is going into the 7th grade at Sinai Akiba Academy. She has been at Writopia for two years. She is currently working on a realistic fiction novel set on a fictional farm in Northern Vermont. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, running, and volunteering at non-profit organizations with her friends.

“Dawn / The sun rises over the glinting sea / A ghost sailman paddles over the translucent water / His boat empty, devoid of life”

     
Dawn

The sun rises over the glinting sea

A ghost sailman paddles over the translucent water

His boat empty, devoid of life

Dreams power his boat

Helping his vessel sail on, day after day

Water snakes hiss on the shore

They cannot see the ghost rider

But I can

I can

Twilight falls on the great sea

Now his boat is powered by thoughts

The thoughts of those alone

The thoughts only thought when the sun dips below the horizon

The water shimmers

Colors shine beneath the surface

Like the ancient ruins of old

The ghost rider still sits in his boat

There was once a colony like him

But now they are gone

And only he decided to remain

Fish swim beneath his boat

They cannot see the ghost rider

But I can

I can

Dusk falls upon the sea

I must leave

I cannot stay

But the ghost rider still sits in his boat

I will see him the next sunrise

But now I must flee

But until then

He will stay

The ghost rider in his ghost boat

 

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