Shadow

October 2, 2011
By readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez


Is that all I am, a shadow?

An imperfection, a blur


On the edge of your vision?
Is that all I am, a blur?

Something to be ignored,


And later, wiped away?
Is this why you ignore me?

Not important enough


To give a second glance?
Are you the important one,

And I am just your shadow?
Well, I am a shadow.
The shadow of the evening, which stretches out from majestic trees,
longer and more intricate than the trees themselves.
The shadow of the dawn, which rises up from darkness
Just as the sun kisses the earth.
The shadow of noon…invisible, inconspicuous. But I am still there.
When I hide, when I back down, I am still there.
When I cry, when I sleep, I am still there.
When I separate myself from others just to be alone, even then I still exist.
I will rise up from my existence as a shadow
Like the phoenix rises from dirty gray ashes
And you will stand in the presence

Of my glowing light


And sigh in awe.




I am not just a shadow.


The author's comments:
I don't know if any of you ever feel like this, and I don't understand it myself, but I think that the poem that came out of that weird, twisted feeling turned out just beautiful.

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on Jan. 31 2012 at 6:34 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

Thanks...honestly, I think the spacing turned out kinda weird, but if you think it looks cool...:) Thanks so much!!

IzzyVT SILVER said...
on Jan. 30 2012 at 6:27 pm
IzzyVT SILVER, N. Ferrisburg, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
“If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

I love the drama you add to the poem through the spacing you have at the end of it. Great word choices too, that really go well together...like "invisible, inconspicuous". Good use of similes also...overall, nice job!




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