The Distance

The Distance

A Poem by shadowtigers

"... and I watched you walk away, the distance between us growing, until at last, it finally swallowed you whole..."


I watched you walk away
I don't know if it was you
Or just the dream I had of you
My love swallowed by the night
Beneath the starless sky
I followed you
Calling out your name
Did you hear me at all?
I ran breathless
Through the cold
Each word passing from my lips
Turning to smoke into the air
Disappearing with you into the darkness
My thoughts
Like my heart
Were left faded among the snow
And shadows

© 2011 shadowtigers

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Such a sad write, the emotions are protrayed well.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is sad! But I love the imagery, I can completely see someone just walking towards the shadows until you can't see them anymore. Beautiful.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on January 13, 2011
Last Updated on January 13, 2011
Tags: poem, poems, poetry, dark, depression, emotive, emotion, sad, sadness, loss, winter, heart, darkness



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