# SHIFTING SHADOWS

# SHIFTING SHADOWS

A Poem by anonymous_at
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There are times when someone passes by our side and we don't feel any different about that person but that person is actually fighting a battle with self to fight the shifting shadows.....

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There's a girl,
who lives in the shifting shadows.....
fighting a battle with herself and on her own!

She wears smile effortlessly on her lips every day
just as;
she hides her dark past from everyone!
and they say she's a great artist...
no doubt she must be;
'cause 
she had changed all her screams 
to pretty tattoos...

She always fights for others bravely
just as;
she had always fight off her demons!
and they say she's a great artist...
no doubt she must be;
'cause 
she had changed all her moans
to sweet laugh...

She stubbornly never trusts any compliments she gets
just as;
she would always find a reason to live!
and they say she's a great artist...
no doubt she must be;
'cause 
she being a warm-blooded animal was
the cold-blooded monster within.....

There's a girl,
who lives in the shifting shadows.....
fighting a battle with herself and on her own!
which no one knows about...........

© 2020 anonymous_at


Author's Note

anonymous_at
There are times when someone passes by our side and we don't feel any different about that person but that person is actually fighting a battle with self to fight the shifting shadows..... I think many of you will find it relateable .....constructive reviews are welcome...... :)

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You are a fine wordsmith and how all words clash and share space for each other with their own meanings like for example Line "she would always find a reason to live! shows Independence warrior of life. Yet throughout your poem is very thoughtful and felt alot of empathy for passersby never know what souls are going through only trying to live best of their abilities and responsibilities mixed with love and careful crafted yearning to survive. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger yet still in pain. It's very thought provoking and loved every word. keep writing sincerely your friend in poetry and life . ps " Sometimes one feels freer speaking to a stranger than to people one knows. Why is that? Probably because a stranger sees us the way we are, not as he or she wishes to think we are." Carlos Zafon

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

sometimes what doesn't kill you, in the long run, get you earning to be murdered silently, like you .. read more
anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

and thanks a lot for dropping by and giving out constructive review :) and I'm glad that you liked .. read more
Andrew Nelson Stewart

3 Years Ago

Very true and also in the same vicinity of passions and opportunities to have common ground to stand.. read more



Reviews

sometimes we can help others, and are good at it, but we cannot help ourselves...trust can be hard to attain.
This is that confessional style like the Beats...
and I especially like " she had changed all her screams to pretty tattoos...."
that is a very clever and visual line.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


these lines particularly struck me:
"she had changed all her screams
to pretty tattoos..." ... reading on you repeat the same idea in different ways but those first really hit me as to who this girl in the shadows is. I think you are right about people relating to it. We have all had to put on our smiles and "perform" through the day though our hearts were far from feeling happiness. For me you poem speaks to the masses and the homeless ... those struggling with mental and emotional turmoil ... intent on our own self important day we walk right on by ... ignorant of the trauma and shadows brushing our shoulders ... i think there is some might fine "stuff" in this, Anonymous! thanks for sharing
E.

Posted 3 Years Ago


anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

Its good to see that there are people who find it relatable as whenever I talked abt it with my frie.. read more
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I like this one very much. Yes many a time we fight with our shifting shadows and that is very internal. But at the end it is your fight to give justice to whatever you believe! Life is a passing state and so does the shadows...

Posted 3 Years Ago


anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

the worst part is that you have to fight those battles to survive or to fit in, in the society........ read more
...'cept those that have also fought their own ...and listen.

Posted 3 Years Ago


anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

yes, you are right we should listen and respect what others have gone through... because sometimes n.. read more
Chris

3 Years Ago

thanks for being here and speaking up
anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

no no ... I should be thanking you for taking out your time stumble upon bushes.
coz to be ho.. read more
You are a fine wordsmith and how all words clash and share space for each other with their own meanings like for example Line "she would always find a reason to live! shows Independence warrior of life. Yet throughout your poem is very thoughtful and felt alot of empathy for passersby never know what souls are going through only trying to live best of their abilities and responsibilities mixed with love and careful crafted yearning to survive. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger yet still in pain. It's very thought provoking and loved every word. keep writing sincerely your friend in poetry and life . ps " Sometimes one feels freer speaking to a stranger than to people one knows. Why is that? Probably because a stranger sees us the way we are, not as he or she wishes to think we are." Carlos Zafon

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

sometimes what doesn't kill you, in the long run, get you earning to be murdered silently, like you .. read more
anonymous_at

3 Years Ago

and thanks a lot for dropping by and giving out constructive review :) and I'm glad that you liked .. read more
Andrew Nelson Stewart

3 Years Ago

Very true and also in the same vicinity of passions and opportunities to have common ground to stand.. read more
Indeed we encounter many people as we progress through life and never know their story. Some suffer, many suffer and you capture this well in this piece. The repetition works well!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Shifting shadow is a nice piece. It speaks my mind ..

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Must agree with you. Shifting shadows or lifting the burden of uncertainty in life, always haunts us a lot.

Posted 6 Years Ago


anonymous_at

5 Years Ago

To be honest it still haunts me though....
But Sometimes you regret for not being yourself.... read more
It's something that people don't really think about. That everyone is fighting their own battles, and not everyone shows it. Very well written. Well done

Posted 6 Years Ago


anonymous_at

5 Years Ago

Exactly!! Ppl at times blurt out without thinking wht other person might be going through.....ND to .. read more

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