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A Shadow on My Mind
by Gene Williamson
Sunday, September 26, 2010
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When lights are low, the music loud,
I stand unnoticed in the crowd,
creep into a corner of my mind.
I see you there, so near to me,
and you’re touching me unknowingly,
not knowing you’re a shadow on my mind.

When you look at me, never speak,
and pass me by without a peek,
I sneak into a corner of my mind,
where your haunting image waits for me,
and you’re touching me unknowingly,
not knowing you’re a shadow on my mind.

When nights are long in loneliness,
I close my eyes, see your loveliness
imprisoned in a corner of my mind.
Then I feel your face so near to me,
and you’re touching me unknowingly,
not knowing you’re a shadow on my mind,
 
  

 

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Reviewed by Debashish Haar 10/22/2010
Our minds have amazing architecture, just anything fits inside, we, our lovers, our thoughts, all capable of striking conversations across different times.

I liked this evocative offering, especially the last stanza.

Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/8/2010
Gene, this is the sad tale of one crying out for a lost loved one. She lives still in the murky backwaters of his memories. And in the hush of night, wkith the wandering journeys of sleep beckoning, she lives still. The warmth and glow of her, vivid and near. 'Til he awakens, with only the shadow of her lingering in his mind. Your words grip the heart and emotions tightly and reach out and touch the stark face of reality. A moving and very emotional work you have crafted Gene. May love and peace be yours my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/2/2010
love it mean Gene, great versing, tk care
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 10/2/2010
It's in the corners, gene, that's where the beauty lies, and you've laid light hands on her passing shadow.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/1/2010
Like smooth warm flowing honey gene.
The me's and my's are the receivers
of much loveliness in this
exceptional poem.
r
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 9/29/2010
The longing is palpable, as is the desire. It wrenches at the heart. A well-written, albeit heartbreaking, piece. ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Axilea MU 9/28/2010
Mmm, a well-kept mystery! Attractive, lovely atmosphere. Yes for a song, maybe worth developing (this piece) more in the same genre.

Axilea
Reviewed by Brandon Petit 9/28/2010
I love, love, love the rhyme scheme in this! Catchy and flowing yet not overly infectious or "sing-song". The vaguely erotic darkness of the poem's language is also very enticing... The last stanza is my favorite, but all of it is really good. My favorite poem of yours so far.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/28/2010
very beautiful,Morgan
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 9/28/2010
shadows of passion
this lovely poem
though touched with lonely
and a sadness to a bit of loss
deeply rooted to love

Love & Blessings Dear Friend
Vickie
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 9/27/2010
This is a beautiful and gentle poem, Gene, with or without music it tugs at the heart.

Carole~
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/27/2010
... you've been working out, poetically speaking, Gene! Just a wee while ago you left a comment about me "teaching you rhyme" - well here you go AND THEN SOME! This is beautiful mystery and romance, beguiling, captivating and rippling through the shadows of the heart, mind and night like a sweet-smelling fragrance. You have used strict form to maximum effect and it's a beautifully woven pattern of repetition and rhymes, leading us on from one slight shift of mood and circumstance to the next.... and then the on-going haunting of "and you're touching me unknowingly" that lingers.... Spine-tingling stuff! Don't know about the music, Darlin, but the voice has just gotta be Nat King Cole.... achhhhhhhhh swooooooooooon :)) xx
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/27/2010
Nicely done, Gene! Would be great put to music!

Anna
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 9/27/2010
Superb. Does she know how you feel about her?
Reviewed by stan nassano 9/27/2010
Gene this stands alone with out the music,nicely done,,,in fact it rocks all by itself
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/27/2010
Gene, this melts as I read it, it is simply touching, beauty with drips of sadness- so good to read you~
Christine
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/27/2010
Very introspective and compelling words here Gene..Shadows are good, but the real thing is even better...Tell her...

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/27/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! HEAVENLY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/26/2010
Such longing in this, Gene....beautifully done.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/26/2010
Yes, there's style and superior delivery here, established trademarks of Gene Williamson poetry, but there's longing and heartache, too,
and this I feel beyond measure.
I'm saving A Shadow on My Mind to read again many times.

John
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/26/2010
A compelling and engaging offering, Gene. I am sure many can relate to what you have expressed within your verses here. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Connie Faust 9/26/2010
Lovely, wistful thoughts. The rhythm is pleasant, too.
Connie
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/26/2010
Well done, Gene.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/26/2010
Conjuring up what you want to happen is a nice way to deal with rejection. The dream, hologram as it were. Spirits are out and about and are eager to do our bidding.
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