Shadows

Shadows

A Poem by Shayna Joyce
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I am your storm, I am the devils whisper
that sweet melody I call words tonight
vanishes in the morning twister

Waking tangled in sheets and lies
I bathe in the mess I created
leaving to shower the sins away

I see my reflection and know what I am
scared to be in a world filled with shadows
scared to be naked and exposed

I am a walking contradiction
lucifer himself would frown upon my vanity
because even he was no stranger to the light



© 2014 Shayna Joyce



Author's Note

Shayna Joyce
photo credit: http://clownponders.com/tag/shadows/

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"Lucifer himself would frown upon my vanity,
because even he was no stranger to the light."
You had me from the strong opening lines. The poem got stronger and better. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Your poem comsist of being and knowing. Metaphorical indeed. Well written.

Posted 3 Years Ago


I love this kind of poetry! The personal nakedness in which we feel unease.
I particularly like the ending:
"I am a walking contradiction
lucifer himself would frown upon my vanity
because even he was no stranger to the light"

Thank you for sharing!
Mai

Posted 3 Years Ago


I see my reflection and know who I am................I like that line. Good Job! Keep writing. Even though it is not your profession of choice, it is a great outlet right?

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lucifer? Umm...Lucky-Guy..huh! He's got the whole world in his hands having you in his life. Anyway, nice poem, it's a free-verse and nicely pictured in your beautiful poetic words. I'd look forward reading your stuffs!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Great poem. Veey imaginative with a strong meaning

Posted 4 Years Ago


One of the things I love about poetry is that you get to enjoy the language and the imagery, and the way words play with each other, and that the story isn't 'in your face.' With poetry, you don't have to tell us anything, like you would with a story. You can just.... enjoy it, if that makes sense. It's visceral. And that's what I get with this poem. Beautifully crafted. strong imagery. and I walk away satisfied.

Posted 4 Years Ago


"Lucifer himself would frown upon my vanity,
because even he was no stranger to the light."
You had me from the strong opening lines. The poem got stronger and better. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Interesting and capivating read, your title bought me here as I have a poem name 'Shadow' as well:) truly enjoyed thanks for sharing

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Last Updated on December 4, 2014
Tags: Free Verse, Free, Verse, devil, storm, melody, tonight, morning, twister, sins, reflection, shadows, naked, exposed, Lucifer, vanity, stranger, light


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