The Holy Ghost

King James and Wycliffe
called Him the Holy Ghost
like He haunted and terrorized
men, women, and children alike
Some terrible ghoul
roaming the graveyards of earth
Representing death and destruction

Yet He is life
Spirit of God
Spirit of truth
Advocate and Counselor


It’s Quadrille Monday again at dVerse Poets Pub and the word of the day is ghost. The pub opens at noon Pacific Time. Head on over and see what ghostly Quadrilles poets are offering up today.

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25 Responses

  1. As a kid I was afraid when I heard the words “Holy Ghost.” Now, I’m blessed to know and understand the Spirit of Truth for what it is-some texts also call it Holy Breath. I like that.

  2. I really like this. I heard both versions of the Holy…. I like your take on this prompt and to be honest, I would have been disappointed if you had not taken this turn.

  3. This is so interesting to me. When I was a little girl, learning my catechism, I imagined the Holy Ghost as a real ghost and was quite frightened of saying these words in my prayers.
    I think it would be interesting to hear a discussion of this within, for example, a seminary setting. The triumvirate — I’ve always preferred the words Holy Spirit. 🙂
    I enjoyed your post!

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