IN THE LONG SHADOW

IN THE LONG SHADOW

A Poem by Julie Dant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 IN THE LONG SHADOW

 

 

 

 

In the long shadows of my life, as yet another

day spent itself, settling softly down for it’s

impending nocturnal rest, I was in contemplation

of my journey…my sojourn…my never ending

quest to discover the significance of SELF.

 

All this inward reflection derived from the

realization of the importance…. the absolute and

burning need to share the rest of my life with you.

And so, desperately, I began to search far within,

peering deeply…… into the fathoms of my soul.

 

I realized I must put my shoulder to the

ancient barriers which were built by me, stone

by stone, when I was young. Having the energy

of youth, I mortared those stones so tightly

together the wall became virtually impregnable.

 

I, as I grew older, thinking that necessary

strength was forever beyond my grasp, had

never thought to test the wall’s strength. I had

not the energy nor the need until now…until

I met you, in the long shadows of my life.

 

Thus, with determined resolve, I set my

shoulder against the sharp and cutting

stones of the self-imposed retaining wall and

prepared myself to confront unyielding resistance.

Mustering up a great and colossal heave,

 

I found myself plummeting, incredulous

and shocked, headlong into an abyss

so sweet and welcoming that I realized

I would soon be standing face to face

with my forever singing spirit at long last.

 

The wonder of it! I was gazing with rapt

fascination into the mirror of my soul.

The instant familiarity was complete and

heady as I embraced all that I was seeing,

feeling, hearing and experiencing.

 

With a sense of power and excitement and

sheer exhilaration, I closed my eyes, tilted my

head back, held wide my open arms, as I came to

the conclusion that my long, lonely and

arduous journey was at last done.

 

Weeping, now, with pure and unadulterated

joy, my eyes opened and I found that those old

familiar long shadows had been chased away

by a fanning of glorious, golden rays of light,

heralding the dawning of my brand new life

with you…….with you…….with you.

 

 

© 2009 Julie Dant


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I think this is the best poem I have read in
ages, perhaps ---ever.

To confront the inner abyss where dwells the self,
to confront one`s self and find acceptance.

This is mind boggling, pure, absolute introspection.
Searching among the stars and finding the one you love.
Unbelievable !

I would like to see you enter this poem in national contests
where it will be judged against the best.

Beautiful ! THE BEST !

------- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I think this is the best poem I have read in
ages, perhaps ---ever.

To confront the inner abyss where dwells the self,
to confront one`s self and find acceptance.

This is mind boggling, pure, absolute introspection.
Searching among the stars and finding the one you love.
Unbelievable !

I would like to see you enter this poem in national contests
where it will be judged against the best.

Beautiful ! THE BEST !

------- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Julie Dant
Julie Dant

Washington, IN



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I've lived in Southern Indiana almost all of my life. I've written poems most of that time, but I am just beginning to share some. I don't think I am great.. I may not even be good, but it is one out.. more..

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