Shadows

February 3, 2012
By spudbud GOLD, Newton, Kansas
spudbud GOLD, Newton, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Have they not been made such a fool in their squalor?

For they desired a sign and sought for the wise

When the precursor of life was right in front of their eyes" - Wolves at the Gate


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.


The author's comments:
Created out of a sudden burst of inspiration, this poem reflects on some of my past experiences. I hope to motivate readers to see themselves from another perspective. One that questions why they do what they do.

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spudbud GOLD said...
on Jul. 24 2012 at 6:20 pm
spudbud GOLD, Newton, Kansas
19 articles 4 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Have they not been made such a fool in their squalor?

For they desired a sign and sought for the wise

When the precursor of life was right in front of their eyes" - Wolves at the Gate

Thanks a bunch! It means a lot.

Thorn BRONZE said...
on Jul. 24 2012 at 6:12 pm
Thorn BRONZE, Baltimore, Maryland
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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 GOLD said...
on Feb. 14 2012 at 10:03 pm
spudbud GOLD, Newton, Kansas
19 articles 4 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Have they not been made such a fool in their squalor?

For they desired a sign and sought for the wise

When the precursor of life was right in front of their eyes" - Wolves at the Gate

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.

on Feb. 13 2012 at 7:30 pm
screenname55555555, D, Alabama
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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.




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