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Shadows in the Night

October 24, 2010
By IWriteToFeel SILVER, Youshouldntknow, Ohio
IWriteToFeel SILVER, Youshouldntknow, Ohio
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I race through life, not looking back, not wondering what could of happened differently in order to change my pace. I go steady, watching my life from a distance, being careful not to make any footprints in this fragile universe. A harsh word, a fierce tone, has the strength to send my universe on a path of utter chaos.
As I walk, I waste time effortlessly. I hand the reigns over to the shadows in the night. I let the trees lead me. I follow the wind. I give myself up, and follow the swaying movement of the branches. Time stops when you are dancing in the shadows, nothing ever fades. If only I could follow the invisible footprint of a shadow for eternity I would never be able to be lost, and never perish. In a moment, the shadow lifts the feet off the ground swiftly like a fall leaf that is the color a red dandelion. Something so mystical, where nothing seems real, and anything is possible. Common sense is as logical as a unicorn. Weight is lifted, my body soars, I am free.
Harmonious noises flood my ears, like a violent tidal wave engulfing an innocent village. The Night, always mistaken for sadness and death, is quite the opposite. Peaceful slumber and tranquil movements are exact accounts of darkness.
Shadows in the night, violent and cruel, passionate and kind. My life races by, one shadow at a time.

The author's comments:
Darkness is such a peaceful thing to me, especially outside. I used to be quite scared of the dark. But if you really just sit there close your eyes listen and take in the sweet air and all of your surroundings. Its quite peaceful and tranquil, it gives me such a sense of peace. I absolutely love the dark.

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on Oct. 31 2010 at 11:27 am
IWriteToFeel SILVER, Youshouldntknow, Ohio
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thank you so much! (: i am a new writer and just discovered my talent so thank you for giving me feed back! this piece really came out of no where so I am so glad you liked it!!

on Oct. 28 2010 at 10:22 am
Dessometrics BRONZE, Charleston, South Carolina
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wow this is beautiful and so true really nice work :)