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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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    • Terrielynn1 profile image

      Terrie Lynn 5 days ago from Alberta, Canada

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

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      MizBejabbers 5 days ago

      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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      breakfastpop 5 days ago

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

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      Kenneth Avery 4 days 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.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 days 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.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 days 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.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful and creative poem. Enjoyed this.

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      Sakina Nasir 7 hours 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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