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Eternal Shadow

Updated on March 19, 2017
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Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.


My shadow is carved from shackled silence
I walk, live, and see through vapored haze.
I exist in cavern light, not once, not since.
I am the darkness, the dim, the sun's angry rays.

I handle waterfalls rage as would a child with toy
Waves of destruction cease at my feet now sitll.
I gave myself to you eons ago plain, not coy.
I stand when death is fallen and light seizes predator's will.

Counting my raindrops, toying with wings of condors
Singing of days gone yore and food brought free.
Crawling silent on dreams, caves, and white corridors.
Dancing slightly on iris bloom, ever talking with me.

Shadows silent as sundown site
Weary laborers wean from cold bones of feet.
Happy eagles soar, death comes to sight
I wait for unknown, unnamed angel to meet.

With wings of one we see the mount
Once held by Zeus in cavity's days.
Waves crawling of sounds surmount.
Melting his loins and soaking his rays.

Ah, alas, his storm be a'-brewing
His wine is a' making
Ah, plastic meat he has a'-stewing
One pence he's seen a'-raking.

Step back, oh, warrior old
Give me a nod, your belt of black.
I shall cover your worthy head of shallow gold
And place my cape on your craven back.

Fly now through unseen doors of life
Walk easy in tombstone's folly
Lay down your soil, take your angel wife.
Create your cavern of love's sweet holly.

All that is, all that was, is now at moment's end
Memories cease to torment a graven heart.
I stand behind you, oh, king of never die, never bend.
In respect I hand you my last life part.


© 2017 Kenneth Avery


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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Debangee,

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment.

      I love your poetry as well as my abstract/poetry.

      Please keep writing and I am sure that you will succeed.

      And please follow. Thanks.

    • Debangee Mandal profile image


      19 months ago from India

      Amazing poem..worth reading.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, John!

      Thanks, dear friend, for your comment that means so much to me.

      Wish that I had the wealth of an oil sheik so that I could travel to meet you, Sakina, Gypsy Rose Lee and Every follower who commented on this hub and those that didn't comment.

      What a time we would have.

      Keep in touch.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Gypsy Rose Lee,

      Always wonderful to hear from you. Thanks for the reading and commenting and of course, the wonderful friendship with you.

      May God bless you with peace, joy, and success.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Sakina :)

      How very sweet of you to leave me a comment so warm and supportive.

      May God bless you abundantly.

      Keep in touch.

    • faith-hope-love profile image

      John Ward 

      19 months ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

      Read twice. Fantastic. Enjoyed immensely. Good work.

    • SakinaNasir53 profile image

      Sakina Nasir 

      19 months ago from Kuwait

      Great, great, and great piece of work. Just loved reading it and it is full of depth and meaning. Amazing! Keep it up my dear friend, Kenneth. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful and creative poem. Enjoyed this.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, MizBejabbers,

      Nice to hear from you too.

      Thanks for your input for this piece.

      I believe you three hubbers have unraveled this piece. And that is cool by me.


    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, Terrie lynn,

      Hello. Thank you for the sweet comment. I think that if you read this a few times, you are onto something.

      Very perceptive of you.

      Write me anytime.

    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, breakfastpop,

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving such a

      warm comment.

      I am so glad to hear from you again.

      To give away a secret: This piece is not as much about me,

      but mankind and what his life consists of and how it ends.

      You figure out the start and end.

    • breakfastpop profile image


      20 months ago

      Your piece bears some study. It is deep and interesting.

    • MizBejabbers profile image

      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      20 months ago from Beautiful South

      Goodness, Ken, your shadow is a busy man. I had to read it a couple of times, too, and I'm still not sure of my interpretation, but that's what abstract is all about. It is a beautiful piece.

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      Terrie Lynn 

      20 months ago from Canada

      Hi Kenneth, nice piece. I had to read it a few times. It's very interesting. Keep it up.


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