February 3, 2012
Shadows are where the darkness lives;
Untold secrets and lies.
But there is a reason for this:
The shadows hide from the light.
Of the all-revealing Truth,
The shadows are afraid.
That their darkness be discovered,
And made clear; the dark stains.
Stains of past events and memories,
A scar, if you will.
The light despises the dark;
Wants it killed.
Abundantly clear, it has been made,
That we all cast shadows in the brightest of places.
The light makes us proud,
While the dark makes us hide our faces.
Why then do we hoard our sorrows,
Only to fill ourselves with hatred?
A hatred of who we were,
Who we are,
And who we may yet become.
Let not the shadows rob you of your life.
Instead heed my advice:
When the light shines on you,
Do not let the shadows hide.
Cast them into the light,
And be free to live your life.

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Thorn said...
Jul. 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm
That's pretty awesome. You're incredibly eloquent, and a great writer. And your poetry has some pretty cool flow, super easy to read. I love it! :)
spudbud This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Thanks a bunch! It means a lot.
Allia822 said...
Feb. 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm
That was amazing. I hope you don't find it creepy that I asked to be notified when you post new work but you truly are a great writer. I look forward to any future articles you write and if you ever finish your novel I promise you I will buy it and then make everyone else buy it just so that they can experience the awesomeness of your writing.
spudbud This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 10:03 pm
Thank you! I'm glad someone likes it. No, I don't think that's weird. If I finish my novel I won't charge for it, haha. If I write for money it won't be as fun.
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