Shadow & Light

Shadow & Light

A Poem by Lady Of The Wolves

Tears upon our world of sadness 
With so much horror and selfishness 
Countries of poverty and slavery 
Bullets into many hearts of a family 
With no help from rulers because they can't see 
Not everyone has the window to witness this 

Why are humans destroying our own environment 
Or the smile and hope of an adolescent 
People that break their backs for an unjust payment 
Giving their energy to empower their dominant 
Just to put a piece of bread on their plate 
Look how many shadows this world can dictate 

Contemplate how well some places are emerging 
Some rulers have a better mentality of what they're doing 
A few put their little grain of Bulgur 
They are all giving their hands to each other 
And things are being accomplished little by little 
Trying to make their lives brittle 

Saviours are all planting good seeds 
In order to grow the best things everyone needs 
Some of the kings are making better social fairness 
So some of the kids are changing their tears for happiness 
And seeing their dreams come true 
While seeking a life that is new 

People are breaking their backs to see the productivity 
Of their job transformed into prosperity 
We will have no more wars to cry for 
Where everyone can open their windows or a door 
To see beautiful clean blue skies 
Where the sun lightens up the place for their eyes

© 2011 Lady Of The Wolves


Author's Note

Lady Of The Wolves
I wrote this long poem in Grade 11 for Social Studies Class. It is full of metaphors about ten good and bad things about this world.

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That was amazing. I think you should write for Congress and bring your views to the table. You took those 10 good and bad things and showed how the world is changing, but at the same time going backwards too. One tends not to look past the headlines to deeper issues around them. Thank you for bringing some more perspective to my eyes. (I tend to get caught up in my family goings on more than outside my door at times..mother instinct I'm assuming :) Very powerful stanzas. All of them. But I do think you could be a voice in government..you see a bigger picture than most. Very well thought out work as well. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Amazing =) I agree with Shy Girl's review. This was a very well thought out piece and reflected many of the world's problems. Well written.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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great job on this piece, it rings so true.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Woah!! You brought so much of the world's issues into focus just by some sentences its really amazing!! I agree with Shy Girl, you seem to see beyond what normal people see. Overall, just beautiful and amazing!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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This is genius right here. The metaphors are on point but being able to paint a picture of the worlds certain condition and then what peace looks like it a dream brought to through this piece. This is a wonderful read hope you do more like this one.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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real nice write enjoyed the read keep up the work

Posted 8 Years Ago


You brought up some very good points from a young persons viewpoint. As young people grow they always ask questions, wondering why things happen the way they do. It turns out the world is a complicated place with people who don't always see things the same way we do and sometimes in such a way as to be cruel. And so it goes...good poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


That was amazing. I think you should write for Congress and bring your views to the table. You took those 10 good and bad things and showed how the world is changing, but at the same time going backwards too. One tends not to look past the headlines to deeper issues around them. Thank you for bringing some more perspective to my eyes. (I tend to get caught up in my family goings on more than outside my door at times..mother instinct I'm assuming :) Very powerful stanzas. All of them. But I do think you could be a voice in government..you see a bigger picture than most. Very well thought out work as well. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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