Keep Me

Illness takes wife on a grim ride.

A husband cries bedside.

Wife’s wish to be ashes

tossed, for traditional burial

and proper goodbyes.

Stuck under earth,

a wife’s home forever lost.

She’s a ghost of a grave

cursing her visitors with illness

once they speak her name

Husband stares at the poem written by his sick wife. Shaking, he moves to the next page.


If I go before you, don’t fate me to a box.

Let this tale serve as a reminder of the cost.

Burn me. Keep me.

Don’t make me angry.

— Wife

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  1. Mike U.

    Heh…this creeped me out. The last request, “Burn me. Keep me. Don’t make me angry” is so chilling! What a perfect horror poem! Seriously, good stuff, Kirsten. 🙂

    1. Kirsten

      Muhaha. Excellent. Thank you Mike!

  2. Aahna Yadav

    Spooky, to say the least!! Brilliantly done though.
    Interesting blog, Kirsten!! 😀

  3. Aahna Yadav

    Spooky, to say the least!! Brilliantly done though…
    Interesting blog, Kirsten 😀

    1. Kirsten

      Haha. Love connecting with my spooky side. Thank you for the read and kind comment! 😊


    Now that’s interesting!
    I love how you are write so many genres!
    Best wishes Kirsten.

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you! It’s fun to mix things up. Helps add more to my “writer toolbox”.


        I’m sure your writer’s toolbox is very versatile

  5. Dawn Pisturino

    Wonderful! How many people have made that request, and the family did not comply!

    1. Kirsten

      Haha! They better watch out! 😉 Thank you for reading, Dawn!

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