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Echo of a shadow

Echo of a shadow

By jfarrell

 

I am just the echo of a shadow;

Out of the night I jump at you,

Translucent, ghostly faces,

The mist caught by the moonlight.

The body that wore this face,

Long dead.

 

As the breeze moves amongst the leaves,

You hear my cries of joy,

Howls of frustration,

Cries of torment and agony.

The voice that sang my words,

Long silent.

 

Condemned a witch and sentenced to burn,

Here, where you stand,

I am long turned to dust

Part of the very ground beneath you.

My soul, that burns for revenge,

Still burns.

 

I am the echo of the shadow;

The shadow that dwells within your soul.

You are here because I call to you,

Blood of my blood, through the ages.

I surrender to you my witchcraft, my magic,

Now, go forth and unleash my vengeance.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

loved NIN's "copy of a copy"

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Don’t Look

Don’t Look

By JFarrell

 

Don’t look

You won’t, can’t see it;

What stalks you smiles, wide

It wants you to look

 

And fail.

You know it’s there

You feel its breath on your neck

You can hear its hunger.

 

Look ahead, straight forward

Look nowhere else;

Take the tiniest bit of your perception

And focus on the corner of your eye

 

You’re not looking

You’re not using your eyes

You’re just focussing….

THERE!

 

You saw it, didn’t you?

The watcher from the deeps

The devourer of all

Your loving shadow.

 

Don’t look

Don’t waste time looking

It’s really time for you to…..

RUN!

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

it's behind you :)

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In Your Shadow

Verse 1:

Reality scares me to death.

I'm afraid to close my eyes.

Running out of places to hide.

I''ve become a ghost in your shadow.

In your shadow, I will pray for you.

 

Chorus:
Time won't stop or end.

We stand united, undivided.

Just be the light

and shine hope on

Those that need it.

 

Verse 2:
Where did we go wrong?

What have we left behind?

Where is God now?

In your shadow,

I will just be the light.

 

Bridge:

These days are out numbered.

Where do we go from here?

F.E.A.R - Face Everything and Rise Or

F.E.A.R - Fear Everything and Run.

In your shadow, I will pray for you.

 

Last-Chorus:

T.H.I.N.K - True? Helpful (Hurtful)? Innovative? Necessary (Nice)? Kind?

We're running out of time.

In your shadow,

I will promise

To pray for you.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

After hearing of the election results in America last night, I am heartbroken, devastated, numb, etc. I don't know what to think. This song is dedicated to the Americans in this situation who are AGAINST a Trump presidency.

Living in Shadow

Folder: 
2015

 

 

 

there are days when I feel happy

 

refreshingly unburdened

wishing I could always live

free from heavy emotions

 

there are days when I am not unhappy

yet not fully alive, too tired to embrace life

preferring to walk the cemetery grounds

comfort of quiet company as grave as I

 

too quiet

so serious

dressed in black

distracted by the existential

lover of gray clouds full of thunder

not a suicide risk, although sometimes

I don’t want to exist

 

exhausted

discontented (dysphoric?)

embarrassed to feel broken

too aware of the world’s pain

 

always looking for the light, but

determined to find beauty in shadow




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*Shadow of You (2)*

November.19.2001
Trisha M Barrek Hopkins
Dedicated to Tops my lil stray kitty from Tree Tops indoor/outdoor pool @ fernwood Hotel & Resort. I miss you frown emoticon

A shadow of you 
That's all I see 
I can see right through
You're still alive how can this be
This cant be true


You aren't dead
I can see you and feel your touch
Maybe it's all in my head 
Maybe it's because I miss you so much

 

My mind must be playing tricks on me 
I know I have to but I don't want to let go 
You're my kitty I don't want to set you free
It's the only right thing to do I know

 

But every time I see a shadow
I think it's you 
But turn around and no ones there
I miss your eyes 
That powerful glow
It's just not fair 

 

Everything I love it's taken away 
It' either hurt or stolen
And I have no say
Except that when you're not here
My heart is swollen 

 

A shadow of you 
Is all I have which makes me very sad 
One that is so close to my heart so true
To once have you as my pet makes me glad

 

I will never forget
The times when you ran to me
And on my lap you slept
Hope much I cared I hope you knew
You'll always be my favorite pet

 

Copyright*

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Sailstarred, Sandsifting, Seaweed Scripted Sea

Folder: 
Seapoems

 

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SAILSTARRED, SHELLSHORED, SEAWEED SCRIPTED SEA


Sailstarred, shellshored, streamswelled
sandsifting, seaweedscripted sibilant Sea
secedes silently, softly


Shadowed shallows sheathing scallops,
sheltering seals, shielding scuttling snails,
shrouding sharks. Sands shifting secrete starfish,
scampering shrimp.


Serene Sea supports Spanish scows, Sicilian
skiffs, Senegalese schooners, Seychelles ships,
Sardinian sculls.

 

Saltsmelling sailors see soaring shrieking
seagulls, striped sunrise, shining sunset,
shshshing surf.

 

Sudden surprising storm’s symphonic sounds
slap shore shacks. Snows slip seaward, spring-subdued.
Soon sloop slides spiral sleep stairway.


 -saiom shriver-


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Monsters In The Dark

Now listen to what I have to say

For the wicked hide in the shadows of this day

 

You know nothing of what is of me

You may know the color of my eyes

But not of what they are capable to see

 

Now here, I've warned this upon you

For not every smile is ever true

 

Everything is not set in stone

You may say there is an answer

When nothing is completely known

 

Close your eyes, please understand

That what you may rely on is a blood-thirsty hand

 

Unknown of what they truly are

Watch think before you turn and talk

Someone so close to you can be so far

 

So remember before you go on and say

"But why would anyone do this to me anyway?"

 

Human nature can be full of evil and greed

Unwatched, A monster born within the shadows, full only of self pleasure and need.

Ruins and the King

                                                    Far away in the arduous sands of time,

                                                              Near the roars of the ocean floor,

                                                     I stand a fallen statue

                                                                  A Statue of old folklore

                                                      Who would know this King of Kings?

                                                                     Who would rather despair?

                                          That this mighty heart has fallen,                                                                                                        

                                                         Beyond all Nature’s care

                                                      The whiff of misty sea winds,

                                                                       Carrying their haunted sound

                                                       Wear my pieces of crumbling stones

                                                                       That pile up all around

                                                            A lonely stranger walks up to me,

                                                                           With a lonelier shadow by the side,

                                                            Touching my white alabaster,

                                                                           Feeling torn and soulless inside

                                                            Cries he to me, O King of Kings

                                                                           You loveless, heartless soul,

                                                            You deserve to lie in ruins,

                                                                           You deserve to die alone and cold

                                                            He mocks my very works,

                                                                           He slanders my very name

                                                            His shadow seems to despise me,

                                                                           His words put me to shame

 

                                                          

                                                            And then I look into his sunken eyes,

                                                                           They are angry but torn 

                                                            His mocking tone, is slanderous

                                                                           Yet his voice is all forlorn.

 

                                                            The stranger knows I know him by glance,

                                                                           He knows he cannot feign anymore,

                                                            And with truth, the sad evening comes to end,      

                                                                     The stranger enters my ruins once more   

                                                           To lie buried with me in the arduous sands of time,

 

                                                                     Near the roars of the ocean floor,

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Ego ruins every human being and turns them into ghosts of their own past that can reside in their own ruins

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Everyone's So Nice

 

 

 

I could be your angel,

 

I could be your wife,

 

I'm so many things inside my head,

 

I'm a juicy slice of life.

*

My mind is sweet like sugar,

 

And a lucious chocolate pie,

 

I'm a starry night to woo your soul,

 

A fluttering butterfly.

 

?

¿

 

And then there is the dark side,

 

You may see it. Would you like?

 

It may appear a "rocky wheeler",

 

Like a circus' broken bike.

*

I keep it like a secret box,

 

And open it sometimes,

 

To pick out just the tool I need,

 

In all these silly rhymes,

*

If you met me once in person,

 

With some smarts you'd be aware,

 

That I'm hardly the sort of lady,

 

Who expects some "royal chair".

*

My conversation's casual,

 

My dress be far from lewd,

 

And if you disrespect me,

 

I can really be quite RUDE!

*

So let's begin and share a talk,

 

About the things we may,

 

To open possibilities,

 

That could change the world today.

*

Cause you may be a badass,

 

But I need to let you know,

 

Anyone can act like a jerk,

 

Even me, I have, I know.

*

You might have a label

 

Undermining all you are,

 

But please do know not everyone,

 

Thinks that is you, by far,

*

A label marks a point in time,

 

And time is always changing,

 

No one can steer a soul's true path,

 

Or cease its rearranging.

*

Don't be fooled to thinking 

 

The whole world thinks the same way,

 

Life is what you make of it,

 

Not like anything "they" say.

*

I can be a gentle soul, 

 

A tender loving sight,

 

I could be a devil who would rob you of all that's bright,

 

I could rip your heart out if I really wanted to,

 

See, all you do, 

 

I could do as well,

 

And with that,

 

I will bid you

 

Adieu.

 

*The choices you make, make you.*

 

 

 

 

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

Your  capabilities to enjoy your life, no matter how difficult, depend upon your ability to think freely. Not behave to fit in to anyone else's mold of who they think you are or should be. That is their problem, and believe me, it is a huge problem. Just be you and be happy :-)

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