Walking in the Shadows

Walking in the Shadows 2

Perhaps you have not seen me
Round the corners of your smile
Nor crouched beneath the fire escape
To ponder life awhile

For I have lingered far too long
In narrow alley ways
Despondent lines across my face
Like hardened potter’s clay

Walking in the shadows bare
Of reasons for the rain
Perhaps you saw me standing there
Entangled in the chains

For I have lingered far too long
Behind the battered walls
Scars that bind the shattered bone
From creatures down the hall

Perhaps you only see me
From the corner of your eye
Walking in the shadows
Or in dreams across the sky

For I have lingered far too long
In rhymes of thirst and sorrow
Walking in the shadows bare
Of reasons for tomorrow

I know you must have seen me
In the shadows of your room
In the corner, near the ceiling
Where your lucid dreams bear bloom

I dwell amongst the shadow’s dare
Without a helping hand
Where souls lie nude within their truth
While hope lies neath the sand

But I must crawl into the light
To warm my tattered wings
And paint my rhyme translucent hues
To fly within your dreams

For I have lingered far too long
Without your warm embrace
Walking in the shadows bare
To touch your quiet grace

Michael33

5 thoughts on “Walking in the Shadows

  1. Powerful, Michael! Chains can be broken and light can be known. It is only we who hold the key to the lock upon the chain and the ability to raise our faces to the sun. I really enjoyed this poem. Thank you! xo

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  2. I have seen you there in the shadows, I’m reaching out my hand from the light towards you. Shadow dwellers have such depth of soul and their writing stops you like yours does me Michael. We’ve been friends a long time, I’m thankful that no matter where this life finds you somehow we always find a sense of each other. This is beautiful and I can feel where you are. There’s beauty in suffering. I see it so clearly. You’re beautiful 🦋💜

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