The Shadows

The Shadows

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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There’s that little dark feeling

Lurking in the corner of my mind,

My thoughts tiptoe around it

Afraid to wake it, to stir it,

To call upon the shadows,

Being around it makes me shiver,

A fever creeping through my veins.

 

Sometimes it’s red and pulsing,

Full of hate and anger,

Ready to explode,

A dormant volcano inside my head,

And underneath the heat

Of lava, that flows in flames

Searching for a way out, to burst,

 

It flies and cries like the raven,

Crawls and gnaws like rodents on my soul,

I put my hands deep into my pockets,

Fists denying what the sounds

Coming from the shadows of that corner

Are demanding of my body,

A fight that one day I will lose for sure,

 

How can I escape these noises

That drive me mad

But to let it overwhelm my senses.

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

14/02/2016


© 2016 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere



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Very nice use of words.
"It flies and cries like the raven,
Crawls and gnaws like rodents on my soul,"
The above lines were my favorite. Allowed the reader to have vision of poor place and end. Thank you my friend for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, John, for reading and reviewing. Have a good day my friend. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend.
JerryB

1 Year Ago

You are most welcome, Rudi.



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Thank you Rudi for writing this well! Great work dear :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, for reading my poem. :)
Dynamic writing, Rudi, I so liked the Raven Rat. It gave us a picture to mull over as we read this piece of poetry, and even long after the words began to fad from our our senses the Raven Rat remained. Thank you.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you, JerryB, glad you liked it. :) Rudi
wonderful madness and craving Rudi, I like your style here :)

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you liked it, Richard. Sometimes you have to dig deep to get the dark side up, but once I'm.. read more
Lately, I have been so angry at some one that there is a b***h inside me that is rising and am trying so hard to let it stay buried where it has been but it insists. I think i need to find somewhere where I can go and throw my fists at balloons or maybe redirect this b***h to some gym

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Well, yes, that's about that feeling that I describe. Your words are like a poem too, Cassie, if you.. read more
Cassie

1 Year Ago

I think i should,thank you for that idea
Very nice use of words.
"It flies and cries like the raven,
Crawls and gnaws like rodents on my soul,"
The above lines were my favorite. Allowed the reader to have vision of poor place and end. Thank you my friend for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much, John, for reading and reviewing. Have a good day my friend. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome my friend.
JerryB

1 Year Ago

You are most welcome, Rudi.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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