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My Shadow

Updated on June 18, 2012


I thought I saw my shadow

there upon the wall

I tried to take it down..

because it was casting such a pall


It looked just like a puddy tat

that I had seen before

if I turned the wrong way

then it loked like there were more


I needed help.. and looked for you

but you were not around

I heard a very distant

and very lonely sound.


It was my mind... calling out

for some one just to care

can anybody help me

is anybody there?


So here I sit so soft and still

keeping my eyes upon the wall

hoping someone would hold me

before i take a bad, bad fall





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      rjsadowski 4 years ago

      Nice poem and approprtate pictures.

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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Hi Michael this is a sweet and cute poem. I love the pictures of the cat. It's awesome that you are experimenting with different styles and types of poetry. It makes it interesting. You are a great writer!

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      ALUR 4 years ago from USA

      I see the pain behind the simple words and for those of us with shadows it reminds us we are not alone: our subconcious is the shadow. There is no one to save us, but ourselves:)

      You're welcome to visit my hubs. Voted up!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @rjsadowski, thank you for the commment and visit.

      @hello, gorgeous, thanks caroline for the visit.

      @Alur, thank you , will read your hubs. been busy at school. good to hear from you.

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      miss_jkim 4 years ago

      A very nice poem, catchy in many ways.

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Aww! this is so sweet and sad Michael. I hate to picture that kitty sitting there so frightened of his shadow. This beautifully written poem has such a symbolism and dual meaning.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This is so sweet! I love your photos and they are all so adorable. Thanks for the smile in my evening.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @missj kim, thank you for your comment

      @ Hello, my friend. good to see you visit. yes it has doul meaning , you know my poetry very well.

      @teaches , thank you for the comments. glad to make you smile

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Interesting captivating poem, Michael. A feel of a hidden meaning, emotions and so much more. Beautiful work!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      max, thank you my maxer, i have you now caaptivated, aha, you are in trouble now.

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      KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

      Lovely poem Michael like all of yours are, having a deeper meaning of longing indeed. Keep up your great work.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      Katrine , thank you, have missed your comments here.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      fine poetry!

      cute images to go with it

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      shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

      i loved the work

      i could actually feel it

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Thank you, Shalini. your comments are appreciated.

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      Lisa 4 years ago from Tennessee

      This is beautiful, flows nicely, and I love the cat photos! Awesome writing my friend!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      Lisa, thank you my sweet. you just like the kitten.really thanks.

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      Angelme566 4 years ago

      This is so so cute , love this one..Voted Up and shared !

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      thank you angel

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      Anoop Aravind A 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      WOw!!! My votes...

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      Thank you sir, thanks for the follow. glad you like my work. feel free to browse others . you will be made happy and sad and filled with wonder.

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      DON BALDERAS 4 years ago

      Simply soulful.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      Thank you Don, glad you left a comment.

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      IsadorasThought 4 years ago

      I hope someone is there. Thank you for sharing.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Isadoras thought , thank you for commenting.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      quite intriguing...now i'll examine my shadow closely...nicely written...

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      thank you Raci.

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      D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

      Michael, this is so wonderful, full of symbolism and double meaning - a bit different from your more typical poems of romance and passion, but beautifully executed. As a friend, I read and feel a sense of sadness and isolation...if this is 'you' speaking, reach out to your many friends at such times, many of whom are right here on hubpages. Take care, Michael...you are in my thoughts. voting beautiful, awesome,interesting, and UP!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Dotti, my sweet. glad to know I am in your thoughts.

      If I ever need help i know that my great friends on the pages are here for me , no worries. just trying to release some inner emotions...

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      Ritambhara Om 4 years ago

      Nice and very tricky ...like the theme and pictures

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      rita, thank you for visiting and for leaving a comment.

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      bluebird 4 years ago

      You're a very talented and interesting man and you write beautifully. I always enjoy reading your every poem. Thank you much!

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      cleaner3 4 years ago

      thank you my sweet bluebird. you are always brightening my day with your comments.

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      D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

      I would like to think I am included among your Hub pages friends, and I often think of you, and Always, wish for the best for you...

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      and i love you as well my darling. You know me as well, just i know a ringing a bell. thank you dotti.

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