Creeping Shadows

Creeping Shadows

A Poem by mattavelli
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I found a flower scorching in the sun,
a dreamt up passion fading in the flesh;
and stroked each tender petal, one by one,
'til both our souls were bare enough to mesh.

And so, we danced like whispers in the crowd,
cocooned within the threads of our desire.
While all that hectic world spun 'round so loud,
we nestled in a rage of quiet fire.

And now, the warmth we've shared seems in the air,
so thick the odd breeze beckons me to bask,
and moods that test the heart so often flare,
so here, dear reader, I will plainly ask-

If love is all it takes to make life shine,
then why are shadows creeping into mine?

© 2019 mattavelli


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Nice piece, enjoyed reading. Well Done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


where there are shadows there has to also be light , the light of love far outshines the simple shadows life sometimes casts over us ..

Posted 1 Year Ago


mattavelli

1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading, Stella. :)
Sometimes when you are surrounded by shadows, it's the love you have, and that others have for you, that keeps you from being sucked in. Until the shadows get tired and all you're left with is the shine. Which is the ultimate...

Posted 1 Year Ago


mattavelli

1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading, Ana. :)
Hey Hey Mr Matta! No loss of Grey Matta on this lovely reflection great rhyme & rhythm making a fantastic flow in your write styling. okay the mundane part is over now to the meat...
Bunny's two cents in a five dollar poem is... drum roll please... I have no idea you must be fucked up? no just kidding, As an artist and i will go out on a limn and say that yes you are we open ourselves up to the air as you so expressed in your poem this practice opens up all of the arteries of humanity and as you are all to aware not all of the arteries are pretty love poems it is the price we pay for awareness my good friend and with awareness comes knowledge and with knowledge comes pain sometimes but the price of pain for knowledge is so worth the ride as you so aptly placed its fruits in this poem good sir!!!!!!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


mattavelli

1 Year Ago

Hey, Mr. Bunny, thanks for reading and your thought! :)
Girlfriends are better than wives. Ha.. read more
Incredibly reflective. I have been also wondering, no matter how much another loves me why am I not happier?

The answer has always been with me. Shadows will always come but only I can determine how "bright" I shine!

But another aspect of this poem, varying with perspective, is that could there be something sinister within the delicate flower? Well... that sounds like child play but you never know!

Thank you for sharing and your submission to A Poetic Canvas of Reflection and Observance!


Sachiko

Posted 1 Year Ago


mattavelli

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading, Sachiko! :)
Beautifully expressed ;-]

Posted 1 Year Ago


mattavelli

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading, Weeping willow! :)
So beautifully written. That last line choked me up.

Posted 1 Year Ago


mattavelli

1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading. :)
The last line hit home. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Diane

2 Years Ago

I guess I'll just have to read up on different styles. I wrote a book. Never wrote any poems till I .. read more
mattavelli

2 Years Ago

That's a great idea. I'll mail you some suggestions. Haha
Diane

2 Years Ago

Yes please and Thank you. [email protected]
well done my friend...very fine reading for me...classic but you kept the language in a modern speakable way ..not easy says i! ;) and the question in closing ...i love it ..inspires one to thin about a possible answer ..also made me think of this song:
https://youtu.be/cUfIKX5ReKQ
:)
E.

Posted 2 Years Ago


mattavelli

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Einstein! :)
My writing is limited to my everyday language. It may read as less poeti.. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

:) .........................
Those shadows of doubt always creeping in!...love and let love :-) wonderful piece.



Posted 2 Years Ago


mattavelli

2 Years Ago

Thanks, Susan! :)

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LIFE IS A PARTY. DON'T BE A PINATA. ------------------- Hello, Welcome to My page. I'm Matt. I enjoy reading and writing poetry. If you have a poem that you'd like me to read, please let me know .. more..

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