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Author Name: Freepenfold18 9 Comments
Date Added: January 30, 2008 06:01:34 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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In Shadows.
He that hides in shadows
Seeking safety in the dark
While passion sits in exile
In the chambers of his heart
No soft hand shall touch his brow
Or wipe the tear that falls
Unnoticed on the bedroom floor
Except by shadows on the wall
The spark no longer burns as bright
In afterglow it strives
In solitude retreats from sight
Yet struggles to survive.
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Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on May 26, 2008 01:05:40 AM Report
This poem indicates he does not want passion to die so perhaps he should fan the spark within. If he would come out of the darkness he would be within the reach of a soft hand.

 

I feel an inner struggle in the lines of this poem...that unsettling place where a person is neither here nor there. It is so hard to write this type of poem...we bleed on the page. 

 

~Barbara~ 

Comment By: Freestarshine on February 1, 2008 12:34:21 AM Report
This is beautifully written.  I enjoyed reading it.
starshine

Comment By: FreeAngel on January 31, 2008 11:12:51 AM Report
Beautiful Graham

 

Love Angelxx

Comment By: FreeSteve on January 30, 2008 12:32:02 PM Report
Nice write.....very expressive
Comment By: FreeDesiree on January 30, 2008 11:46:42 AM Report
A sad, but beautifully written piece.
I like this, a lot.

Comment By: FreeSteve on January 30, 2008 10:14:53 AM Report
The emotion in your poem falls like the night........good write
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on January 30, 2008 09:09:51 AM Report
Sir Graham,
I read this very sad and yet beautiful written poem twice...
every word on each line  explains how the shadows always hind the tear
 in our heart... while passion stays in exile forgetting how so much we need it.....
 Your poetry embraces the reader ...
Texas sends you hugs and love... She Whispers

Comment By: Premiumlionheart on January 30, 2008 07:36:05 AM Report
Oh man, can I ever relate to this beautiful write!

Very deftly written my friend.

 

Richard

Comment By: FreeGlata on January 30, 2008 06:26:46 AM Report
Perfect rhyme scheme, Graham...and what a sad write. Sometimes the  shadows see what the light never  can, and we never reveal the truth of how we feel to those that we truly care about because they aren't there.

Wonderful work, as always! Full of sorrow and tears, and perfectly  explained.

Hugs!!!

Glata





 


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