A Poem by emipoemi


Like shadows walk we through a listless life:

We rouse and rise as morning claims the sky,

And wander aimlessly through streets of strife

’Til we once more in solemn slumber lie.

Like spirits waft we through the silent crowds,

Our senses shut to everything around,

Swathed in our swarthy funerary shrouds,

Masked by the mist of longing to be found.

Like whispers swirl we in the passing wind

Unheard but slightly by a passing few,

In constant wonder whether we have sinned,

In constant prayer for aid to start anew.

Like shadows walk we but a fleeting while

In search of happiness, in want to smile.


© 2018 emipoemi

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So very true, Dear Poet,
So many live and move like shadows through their nights and days, wandering around in wants, desires, dreams, needs, fantasies of deepest emotion, and spiritual hunger from dark to light and back again, searching for their real substance of identity … I love your choices of metaphor in this perfectly rhymed, rhythmed, syntaxed example of spot-on iambic pentameter.
You've treated us to a most excellent English Sonnet, as well-penned as any I've e'er had the privilege to enjoy.

My warmest brotherly hug of thanks to thee for the pleasure of sharing your finely honed skills … brightest blessings! ⁓ Richard

Time and desire allowing, here's a little Sonnet of my own you might enjoy in recompense. : )

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3 Months Ago

You are most welcome, Dear Poetess.
Your "read more" did not come through.
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3 Months Ago I see.......some glitch perhaps. But it concerned you calling me a "poetess" for .. read more

3 Months Ago

So much for assumptives … mia culpa, Dear Fellow-Poet.
I Shall adjust my review.. read more

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Added on November 16, 2017
Last Updated on February 12, 2018
Tags: poetry, poem, solemn, shadows



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