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  A Shadow Without Light
by Georg E Mateos
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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Man said, "I am lost" and yet he will not ask directions... just cry in self pity repeating his life's mantra, "I am lost".

Man crawls around the world
with the shame of have been
reflected in old misty mirrors,
excruciating pain of not to be
on a long life with many errors
and a hole on the ground for him.

A candle burning at two ends,
Shadows…its light will give?
Or darkness will show contempt
by not letting it disturb its being
denying for that light to have
a shadow, a body without skin.

Skeletal today with no memories
of that pain of yesterday scream
from the dungeons of the soul
that never knew to have been free,
stones rung only to descent there
because no one ascend from it.

Which light is from black flames?
“Shadows” you will shout to me,
“no blinding point of bright light,
a bouquet of darkness, you see?”
then, a candle burning at two ends
represent what your life has been.

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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 2/24/2009
Most intriguing. Man seeks out his own destiny, but where does he go? ...........M
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 2/20/2009
there would be no darkness without light to dim & luminate shadows veils...Ahhhh but then there would be no light without darkness' shroud to luminate & dim the lights reflective glow

Life is a wonderful blessing no matter how dark the veil for it is in the darkest hour we sometimes see the light of all importance
Wonderful Poetry Georg....and very inspirational
and when the candle's wick reaches the center perhaps it is then the two merge into one flame?
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/18/2009
I have always loved the analogy of a candle burning at both ends.
Probably shouldn't admit it, but I pretty much live my life that way.
Burn too much midnight oil, for sure. Or should I say candle wax?
Thank you for sharing this wise and thought-provoking piece. I especially admire "reflected in old misty mirrors" and "bouquet of
darkness." Peace! Phyllis
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/18/2009
I feel the weight as I read this....masterfully written!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/18/2009
So reflective that it makes us all stop and ponder our own candles and the glow that they may give off or snuff out to leave us and ours in darkness...weighty stuff here Georg

Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/18/2009
A candle burning at two ends...the way many of us feel! Yet...I believe there is an absence of shadows when there is that much light, only obstacles cause the shadows in our lives.

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/18/2009
A most dark and profound piece, are always a gifted writer, excellent!

Reviewed by Joanna Leone 2/18/2009
This poem has a powerful message about life! This is filled with wisdom! My favorite part of the poem is when you wrote, "Man crawls around the world with the shame of have been reflected in old misty mirrors. This is true, as so many times we can get lost in our lives. We try to find our way, but the "mirror", can be cloudy or misty. To me, the mirror is our own eyes, or it can be our heart. Stop into my den sometime. I would love to hear how you feel about my work.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 2/18/2009
Starkly antithetical to the wisdom
and good sense that we are supposed
to use in our lives
Reviewed by David Hightower 2/18/2009
Georg - A dark poem, profound, of the human situation " a candle burning at two ends." Especially liked the lines:

excruciating pain of not to be
on a long life with many errors
and a hole on the ground for him.


“no blinding point of bright light,
a bouquet of darkness, you see?”
then, a candle burning at two ends
represent what your life has been. - David
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 2/18/2009
Images of talent glare in the skin of your verses. thanks george
Reviewed by 000 000 2/18/2009 all your writings are. This one reminds me of the lost ones, homeless and waiting to leave this earth.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/18/2009
then, a candle burning at two ends
represent what your life has been.

I think many can relate to that, Georg; very thought provoking.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/18/2009
Deep and excellent poem,take care

(P.S.,I appreciate the comment you left on my Eulogy poem.I really haven't found that special woman yet.I just like to show and express my creativity.Yes I do smile a lot.That's basically who I am.I like to share my smile to the world.Some New Yorkers are tough and cold-hearted which is how they are,but not all New Yorkers are like that)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/17/2009
A very emotional, disillusioned legacy for one to look back upon and you have captured it all well....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 2/17/2009

This is a very clever metaphoric write about life. Well-done!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/17/2009
This is definetely from the dark side, shadow or not, your candle shines a great everlasting light, and is even burning at both ends longer than most, no comment, Anyway while you're in that mood, you should get a hold of Keith, he appreciates the dark, but you might scare the hell out of him. I would advice, you stay away from that coors stuff, it can be mind altering, you might start speaking in tongues that few understand, but all levity aside, don't worry about darkness, they'll be giving you a candle up there, to light your way, as you have for so many down here. Blessings Friend!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/17/2009
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/17/2009
Powerful write, Georg; hope you are okay! You are ever in my prayers, (((Dear Friend)))! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :(
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/17/2009
And death where is thy sting?
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/17/2009
Seems a dark write for you, maybe better yet a "shadowy" write...& if anyone is lost it be you...;-) ed
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 2/17/2009
Thank you for sharing your words Georg as I read each line and pit a new meaning to your words. A great write.

Hugs from your Newfie Friend, Rose

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