A Shadowy Shroud

Tell me, what do I do when even what I feel is wrong

When in everything I do there is some kind of fault

What to do when I start to question my own sanity

How did it even come to this, is it just me?

Oh I know that these feelings surely will not last

Because, as the saying goes, this too shall pass

Still, my disillusionment hangs like a shadowy shroud

And still I remain unbowed

© 2014 Shannon

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W1totalk 2 years ago

This is sort of what brings me on a almost midnight commenting because I feel this shroud and must have been drawn to a shroud. A great piece shanmarie.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

I hope your shroud soon lifts, W1totalk.


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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria

Great poem. Really!

This is one of the things as human's we must experience.

For some: once in a life time and others their entire life.

But as long as long as we are living there is always a better place ahead.

TRUST ME ! This is truth for eternity.......


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Intersting poem. I think everyone experiences that shroud at times.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by, abbaelijah. Yes, there is always hope and better times!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, Jodah. Perhaps it is universal. It certainly isn't limited to one.


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

i loved this Shan! Bowed, never broken...how timely for me - and many others, i'm sure..

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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, Leslie, don't ever break even when you bend. I've just thought of a Rascal Flatts song that I might go back and add to the hub. The only thing I don't like about the song is the line "you might bend till you break" because I don't think one has to break before standing back up. In fact, I think it's even harder to stand if one becomes all the way broken.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is sad and heartfelt! But you are right, it will pass, and the sun will shine again to lift the shroud.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Yes, tobusiness. Thank God for sunshine!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love your title, Shadowy Shroud. This too will pass, and yes, thank God for sunshine...


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, Ruby! So glad to see you! It's been awhile. I'm glad you liked the title. I was trying to find words to describe a shroud that isn't as heavy as one might think a literal shroud might be, heavy in the sense of what it implies anyway.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Sad poem. It could be called "Ode To the Death Of A Relationship." I hope that's not the case. Been there and made it through. You will too.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Oh, yes, FlourishAnyway. I have been there before, too. Were that the case now, I am most certain that life would go on and something new would come along. I don't necessarily think that the trials come harder and faster as we age, but that people tend to become discouraged by them more easily.

Thank you for reading. I appreciate your visit and taking the time to comment. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

God will always provide us with light through the darkness. Enjoyed.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, Gypsy! So glad you stopped by to read. It's a pleasure to see you here. Yes, there is always light and hope. :)

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