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In My Twin's Shadow

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In My Twin's Shadow

I am evil while she is good,
She knows but keeps it in.	
I persuade the truth away,
Causing her to sin.

I don’t want to make her stray,
But she is ever certain,		
That I would never get her lost,
Because she is my twin.

Little does she know that I
Am a less than perfect soul.	
I do not want her to take my route
Falling short of all her goals.

Good twin, bad twin
Right twin, wrong twin
Does it matter anyway?		 
I think I know which one am I
Thanks to our mothers’ say. 

In a shadow all my life
I refuse to be stamped out.	
Always walking one step behind,
Don’t you care what I’m about?

Copyright © monique brandt

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:34:00 AM
    Reminds me of Joanne Woodward in "The Three Faces of Eve". Another good write.

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 1:46:00 AM
    To be a twin , is 2 halves of a whole, just be yourself. Loved it. Seren

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 10:52:00 PM
    very interesting poem, i love to good vs evil, then bring it almost back a a balance good work !

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    Date: 10/8/2012 11:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Mike! I too just joined, two days ago. You are really going to like this site. You get some really great feedback on your work. *Monique