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Shadow

Shadow

A Poem by likesgreeneggsandham

There’s the friendly terror you’ve nursed for years

Coddled, Comforted, Consoled

Then

The horror that poured out of your body like water from a spluttering tap

Unsure of what truths belonged to you

Your mind playing snakes and ladders with certainties

You’re a checklist of maladies

A million synonyms for mercy

You’ve been burnt at the stake

Felt the licking flames of many lifetimes

The scar on your forehead is your witches’ mark

Your black truths your familiar

A shadow is passing over the lands

You bless yourself with holy water

Pray to Mary and all the saints to keep you safe

For you have been lying in wait

For these dark days

© 2019 likesgreeneggsandham


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another deep well constructed poem, Ms. Green Eggs ... reflective of what i see in society today more than ever it seems ... you touch deep personal spiritual/psychological terrors .. if the light we go by is darkness ... how deep the darkness (as is taught in the Bible) ... this line especially:
"Your black truths your familiar" speaks to the horror ..befriending evil/deceit can be very scary business says i! thank you for sharing this layered wisdom in a smooth flowing free verse .. i am going back into me prayer closet a bit longer today ;
E.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

Thanks once again for the very thoughtful review Noodle. You completely grasped absolutely everythin.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

oh man!!! me too ... love and peace! ;)



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another deep well constructed poem, Ms. Green Eggs ... reflective of what i see in society today more than ever it seems ... you touch deep personal spiritual/psychological terrors .. if the light we go by is darkness ... how deep the darkness (as is taught in the Bible) ... this line especially:
"Your black truths your familiar" speaks to the horror ..befriending evil/deceit can be very scary business says i! thank you for sharing this layered wisdom in a smooth flowing free verse .. i am going back into me prayer closet a bit longer today ;
E.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

Thanks once again for the very thoughtful review Noodle. You completely grasped absolutely everythin.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

oh man!!! me too ... love and peace! ;)
This is awesome! I love dark writes, figuratively and literally. A shadow waiting for dark days..most intriguing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

I believe time and space are far greater than what meets the eye and can be cognitively processed. I.. read more
Alan

5 Months Ago

you are most welcome
WOW!! Enjoyed this one a lot, kinda of intriguing as well

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

THIS one remains in thought-full seclusion behind my eyes...

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

Psychosis can be understood either by the decided upon reality or explored through space and time. M.. read more
You write vividly and unflinchingly of your past, and well. I like it.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

likesgreeneggsandham

5 Months Ago

Thank you I'm so glad what's sent out into the ether can be heard.
The Twin Arenas

5 Months Ago

Makes it a little less ethereal. A little.

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Added on January 8, 2019
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likesgreeneggsandham

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa



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Fledgling poet on a mystical journey. My poems touch on themes of sex, madness, addiction, loneliness, pain, you name it. I also write about my pilgrimage towards finding the Self. more..

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