Shadows meander through the sunshine of my mind – all the time.
Casting doubt, despair and grief on daily wonders – how unkind.
Twisting, turning, bending, pasting darkness on my light – they are mine.
Shifting ever deeply on the thoughts that I would wish – sorrow time.
Go away and darken somewhere else I beg. And not be seen – crying time.
Stay on then and darken every thought I have that’s gay – please go away.
Oh still you cast your darkness even though I’ve begged your grace – it’s another day.
Who gave you such permission? Who gave you such a right? – T’is who I say.
But deafness is a virtue of the shadows dark and mean. Evil. – Don’t tell me what to say.
I’ll stand and fight your umbra, flee at last I will. Yes, I will. – One day.
That day I’ll rid my mind of you and then I’ll stand alone – without you.
Shadow of my deep regret, pall of sadness all alone – please enjoy the view.
From where you’ll live when I have tossed you out for all to see. – even you.
Deepest, darkest, feeding on regret, I’ll see you out, please to mind your step – adieu.
I don’t believe you, veiled are your threats. You sunless brute I hate you. – I do.
Written by Derek Haines
6 thoughts on “Shadows”
Beautiful! This stuck a chord deep within my heart.
Liked the use of personification and rhyme.
Derek love the way you used rhyme to give further meaning to your piece – wow you should write poetry more than every 4years
But I’m regular and very scheduled Moonie :) I never miss a single quadrennial :)
The sadness and grief move me….. This is not a mindset I share, but you articulate the pain and suffering so exquisitely I see it’s reflecting in a dark mirror.
Thank you, Penelope. :)
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