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Tortured Shadow (poem)

Updated on February 22, 2014

What tortured shadow waits amid the night

Its sorrow hungers for forgotten soul

It feels a need which nothing can console

And nothing is the source of all its might


Within the razor blackness of its hole

What piercing perils lurk to steal my sight

My wreathing body joins the others’ plight

As grave unknown my nightmares now control


Resolve yourself unto the morning’s glow

Each ray of life grants purpose to the day

The welcome words and friendship of my peers


Through warmth and hugs I felt the evil go

My Joy was such that weeping came our way

And terror rose the blood stains of my tears


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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wow that was deep!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Powerfully emotional.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Away with nightmares! Bring in hope!

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      mackyi 3 years ago

      Yes, from hopelessness to rays of hope!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks for the new dawn that makes nightmares go away!

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      thank goodness for friends! Brrrrr....(razor blackness...) Brrrr...

      sharing Mxx

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Tortured Shadow has great emotions with a sense of beautiful thoughts.