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Shadows and Lines

My dear friend and worst foe, 
you follow me wherever I go,
towering above me sometimes, 
falling behind at other times.

On sunny days, my braids I admired, for hours on end,
as you showed them swing,  over the day growing longer.
On stormy nights, while we kids retired, our fingers did bend,
as the walls made eerie faces, our curiosity  growing stronger.

To my eyes, your unrelenting adherence, 
oft seems like a reverence,
although like an enemy, 
you sometimes stalk and waylay me.

Yet, it’s on you I rely, 
when luck fails to be my ally,
my guard down the lanes of treachery, 
partaking my grief and misery.

Now my brush splurges in deep hue, 
and kisses the canvas,
my dark shadow comes in view, 
and makes me nervous.

I mix vigor and passion, 
with sweeps of brilliant lines,
the picture tells my notion, 
that good and bad intertwines.

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  1. Date: 6/27/2011 6:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ^Rick's "Shadows and Lines" contest Sharon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 3:44:00 PM
    Good result here Sharon, in the contest of Rick..

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:08:00 AM
    Compelling poem, Sharon. Very interesting how you see the shadow as your enemy. Congratulations on your success in Rick's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 8:15:00 AM
    Nice approach here Sharon.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 10:44:00 PM
    It's fun to talk about one's shadow . YOu chose the more interesting of the two "lines and shadows" congrats on your HM. I really enoyed reading this one.

    Well Avatar Sharon Well
    Date: 6/23/2011 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you so much, Andrea!
  1. Date: 6/22/2011 6:35:00 PM
    Hey Sharon, this is awesome. The last line really 'echoes'. Liked the imagery, your line of thinking, the internal ryhme scheme...pretty much everything. Must read more of you! Congrats! Cyndi

    Well Avatar Sharon Well
    Date: 6/23/2011 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you very much, Cyndi!
  1. Date: 6/22/2011 2:49:00 PM
    Congrats Sharon on your HM in shadows and lines contest with this elegant entry luv.. enjoy a special honor for excellent poetry ..oh..

    Well Avatar Sharon Well
    Date: 6/23/2011 5:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So nice to hear that. thanks, Linda!