shadows

shadows by anelelphantcant

shadows by anelelphantcant

Click here to hear the poem read aloud:

we fear our shadows are but ghosts
of who we are and were
they follow us where’er we walk
remind us why we’re there

these shadows are the things we did
the needless hurt we caused
the shadows of the pain we felt
and of the loves we lost

these ghosts are almost tangible
but strangely out of reach
they move beyond our aching hearts
inhibiting our speech

we glimpse them now when we are sad
when guilt must blind our eyes
we know the ghosts are our own selves
the ones we most despise

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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8 Responses to shadows

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Interesting on Elephant. Shadows or ghosts of the pass, whom we glimpse when we’re sad. Signs of failures, lost loves, people wechurt,pain we cost. Honestly, we just have to forgive ourselves someday. The shadows make us who we are today. And building someone stronger takes a lot of pain. When we ask for forgiveness God gives it. But also, sometimes we must take apologies from others who hurt us, when they are never really given, so we can lose our shadows.

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  2. BEING says:

    Woww!
    Its very very true!
    Such a nice craft 😀

    Like

  3. Dear Elephant,

    Haunting and true. Beautifully written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    Like

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