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A Thousand Shadows

Broken down by dreaming
Taken by the night
A wisdom that condemns me
For falling from the light

Arrested by my silence
Frozen by this earth
My wisdom sees right through you
The darkness in your curse

Advertise your trauma
The glitches of your mind
It’s not my place to tell you
I’d like the same in kind

The mirrors in my shadow
Countless as I stare
Their cracks consuming reason
I can’t see them, but they’re there

A thousand shadows haunt me
The infinite in one
I hide behind my curtains
Just to see a million wrongs

Broken down by waking
Taken by the day
My wisdom speaks of healing
Until the shadows have their say

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  1. Date: 10/5/2010 9:56:00 AM
    A pleasure to read your awesome poetry today Ian. I wish you the best in your endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 6:36:00 PM
    hide behind the curtain?? so profound!!

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 2:20:00 PM
    Very interesting write on haunting by the shadows, Ian