Shadow Man

Shadow Man

A Poem by Little Mouse
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This reoccurring dream spanned 13 years and finally has gone.

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So many dreams
Discounted but known
Reading in Exodus
Dreams are truly given
And sown

The psyche cannot handle such pain
It goes undercover
Revealing at night
It separates and disguises
And gives you a fright
It sneaks to the outskirts
Slowly push things to light

My dreams of a shadow man
Scary with NO FACE!
Haunting me, taunting me
Shaking me awake

He arrives at my door
Trying to get in
I can’t keep him out
He’s smothering me from within

He continues to appear
Around every dark corner
Continually visiting
Locked in my prison
Globs on like a creature
Or takes me down to the deep

No longer I declare
I hone my skills and read with fervor
I will banish you, I’m certain
I will be much more clever!

Finally I distance from you
A safe haven of sorts
To return to myself
To get over and away
I was so astray

Exodus promises
Dreams can be visions
The locusts arrive
Tearing down
With a mission

I finally give in
And prayed to you
God give me clarity this time
And I’ll know it’s of you

That very night the man arrived
The intruder FINALLY HAS A FACE!
Shocking…
This one should be an ally
Arguing, he’s angry
He throws things at me
Then steps closer and won’t stop cutting me!
I plead pushing him away and awake

Drawing no blood
But I finally see
Just how badly he was hurting me

Fearful and shaken
Yet thankful to see
God give me a break
I can’t handle this clarity

I sleep peaceful
And skip a night’s dream
Thankful for no visitors
Just lovely Z’s

The next night
In a ceremony
A circle of sorts
Lovely flowers central
Rejoined with others
Reclaiming all of me

The shadow man has disappeared
Leaving a sad lonely boy in his place
Confused and attacked
Holding his flowers alone
Never to fully understand
Why he’s out in the cold

Good try,
It won’t work
You’re not welcome here
You’ve been brought to light
Your cunning tricks are a ridiculous sight

I almost feel bad
He just looks so sad
Too bad Evil One
I’ve wised Up.



Little Mouse
October 6, 2007

© 2008 Little Mouse


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Ok so I know the back story on this and it is great to read it in this format. There is one part that surprises me.

"Fearful and shaken
Yet thankful to see
God give me a break
I can't handle this clarity"

Up to this point, you note the Bible, specifically Exodus in helping to provide clarity in your dreams and you ask God to do so. So you got what you asked for, yes? Then why ask for a break from God? Hmmmm? You got me wondering.

Overall, LOVE this one!! Great transition from experience to poem.

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Ahah, reading the reviews, I can see this poem is also a story of yours. I haven't read the story, so I'd hate to say this poem kinda confuses me. I get the general idea though, and it sounds pretty deep -.- heehee... da spookyness.... The poem sounds really mysterious in a way, and I like mysterious stuff-- even if some parts are a bit perplexing. Oh, the darkness: I love it so much! }:)

(Oops, redundancy in this review, sorry bout that...)

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can only guess that this is am ode to addressing your fear.

JBD
"There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries."
[Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian.

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

M Lamont: Thanks for your review! You got me thinking about how to answer your question and another poem came out! See "Sanding Slowly". : )

Posted 13 Years Ago


Intriquing write. Dreams can be so telling and so frightening at the same time although they often have messages about your daily life that can be very helpful. Glad the voice in this piece was able to keep their strength about them. Nice job.
Light,
Siddartha


Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Whoa...I also know the story of this one but you have made it much more powerful and scary than I thought it actually was..."You've been brought to light, Your cunning tricks are a ridiculous sight"...that really got to me, guess I've definitely been there! thanks.

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Ok so I know the back story on this and it is great to read it in this format. There is one part that surprises me.

"Fearful and shaken
Yet thankful to see
God give me a break
I can't handle this clarity"

Up to this point, you note the Bible, specifically Exodus in helping to provide clarity in your dreams and you ask God to do so. So you got what you asked for, yes? Then why ask for a break from God? Hmmmm? You got me wondering.

Overall, LOVE this one!! Great transition from experience to poem.

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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