by Micki Peluso
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This poem is a prompt contest poem--the prompt being, "My Shadow".
The shadow followed me all day
Glimpsed in farthest corners of my eyes
Each time I turned, it sped away
Wherever Shadows run to hide
It took not shape, nor any form,
At least from what I briefly spied
It seemed a darkly presence at my back
I hurried home, and ran inside
Would its blackness fade with sunlight's lack?
No, it hovers just beyond my view
In darkness shows its wicked might
Taught me terrors I never knew
I reached quickly for some light
Each click, each lamp,
brought no flare, no brightness
To turn away the dark
Which made the Shadow more aware
That I could feel its evil mark
Do I deserve this dreaded fate?
My sins crossed o'er my mind and soul
Must I now pay the devil's toll?
Or be redeemed too late?
Only my Shadow knows
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|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|Too bad, so sad, that your shadow did not glimpse the Light. As long as we live, with mind intact, it is not too late to be redeemed.
You've given a very interesting and unique look at a different kind of Shadow.
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|An engaging metaphor
with lingering imagery.
The shadow could be many things
in a persons life. enjoyed.
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|where have all the friendly shadows gone...?
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|An interesting and thought-inciting write, Micki. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Apropos for the haunting season, Micki, very well penned.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Great writing, Micki; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Mary Metcalf
|that is cute, i like it, just in time for halloween, good work