Cold Shadows

November 16, 2011
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Silently I walk beside them,
Taking in their frenzied lives,
Now before me lies a shadow,
Moving, flickering, shifting guise.

Other lives and high ambitions,
Fill the space with power, poise.
I stand oddly disconnected,
Watching, making little noise.

Their concerns do not ensnare me
Cold at heart, I see them fail.
Unencumbered, I, the shadow,
Ever distant, ever pale.

Always watching, sometimes learning,
Knowledge as my only goal,
They see nothing but a shadow,
Lacking substance, lacking soul.

Busy lives will soon forget me;
Watch them as they speed away.
Watch them as the single shadow
Fades to dark at close of day.

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punk_queen said...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm
i love this :D
starbucks_queen21 replied...
Mar. 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm
this was really good!! I like it!:)
kikiq22 said...
Jan. 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm
this was really good ! keep up the good work
pinkowl said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm
fantastic! i love love love the last stanza!
danceonwater said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 11:48 am
I like this poem; especially the last paragraph. Poor shadow. We don't really notice them.
XxMidnightKissxX said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 8:24 am
This is really good!
wordjunkie said...
Nov. 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm
This was really interesting. the begining is a bit confuzing, ut I love the last three paragraphs.
Kayla12w said...
Nov. 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Great job... Great view from the shadows


megsloveslions replied...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm
luved it! lolz I liked the rhyming and how it was from the showdows...good job ;)
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