Truth Walks Unseen

Truth Walks Unseen

A Poem by Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Once a shadow......now a ghost.....

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Once a shadow, now a ghost

inside of a realm
where the sea is a woman
who will sweep you
off your feet.
Truth walks unseen across certain things
like a northwesterly wind
does my loneliness......
meet.

© 2012 Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm



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I read and re-read this piece and each time I interpreted different things.... Yes, its a poem about seclusion, but the lines present themselves in so many ways.... for e.g when I came across the line "sea is a woman...." i was thinking, is this the sea in the literal sense? That is, may be this soul retires to a place where the roaring of the sea invokes multitudes of feelings. Then I thought may be this is the Inner Sea-the raging emotions in the heart of this forlorn soul that can take you by storm if you surge deep into the crevasses of heart...I faced the same dilemma in the line "Truth walks unseen across certain things "...Are these truths about this person or the realities that she fathoms? That is the beauty of the poem Neva! It makes the readers think and present itself in different colors... Its incredible how you can achieve so much in few lines; something i always aspire to do so myself.... The conclusion has a calming effect: it talks about the soul coming to terms with her loneliness.. So those different meanings finally converges in unison. This is beauty personified... Going to my favorites..

Posted 5 Years Ago


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a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

4 Years Ago

Thank you I have a voice :)
This left me thinking. I love the 2 lines about the sea being a woman!

Posted 4 Years Ago


who can tell the fragile difference between shadow and ghost... this is excellent writing, thank you for sharing!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm

4 Years Ago

thank you :)
I think the most intriguing line in this poem is your first one. "Once a shadow, now a ghost" because usually people interpret shadow and ghost as kind of the same kind of deal, but you made it as kind of reanimating a shadow into a ghost. Or, that was my interpretation. Reanimating into something still not quite one's self.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Nine lines of perfect symmetry! Hauntingly brilliant! Well done Neva... xo

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

" One must never give up the hope of the impossible dream too soon. I say if the sea were a woman; then her lover's the man in the moon." Man in the Moon...Fabian

I love this. It was wonderful to read. Those shadows, those ghosts; the wraith of the past haunting the reader wondering what truth went unfound or unrecognized and brought the heroine to grief.




Posted 4 Years Ago


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Like big rewards come in small boxes. So do your words.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The shadow and the sea ...casting out loneliness to the wind.. wow Neva..xo

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wonderful imagery, loved reading it..most excellent. Your words chosen were spot on.

Posted 4 Years Ago


This poem is great! The images, the description, bravo!!!!
100/100

Posted 4 Years Ago



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Neva Flores Smith - Changefulstorm
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Hello, I am Neva, 4i, from Atlanta, Georgia. My latest book and videos: My latest book - Mailing Letters to the Moon rm_f1st('6','182','true','false','000000','av2j3.. more..

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