One More Shadow (poem)

My children sleep for I have work to do

This wasn’t what I planned for us at all

It seems we’ve come upon this wasting wall

And we must close our eyes to see it through

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In some tomorrow this we won’t recall

What I must do to bring some Joy to you

There are some shadows best you never knew

There are some memories we can forestall

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But one more shadowed deed now waits for me

Take this my kiss to guard you as you sleep

Till shame and I again are by your side

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It seems so me no safer place to be

For there no strangers ever hear you weep

And from this no safer place to hide

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Gypsy Rose Lee 16 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this a most passionate write.

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