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Soul Shadows

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Soul Shadows


Within Our soul are shadows, which we often hide within.
Within our heart are caverns, where the best of us begins.
But layers cloud the tunnels where the ‘all of self’ comes from.
Do we dare reach out to others, to leave the safety of these walls?
Will the cavern deep sustain us, as we venture thru the ether clouds?
Or will we be forever lost, as we swim thru layers, thick with cloud?
Can we venture to other levels without burying the best, deep within?
And can we reach the sunlight, and still remember where we have been?

Changes are inevitable, as are hurt and pain… but if driven deep below?
Can we ever truly come back again, to where the sunlight glows?
With thoughts of humor, love and beauty… Can we travel to the sun?
Or will we be left an empty shell, as innocence is left behind?
Do we know if the changes, will leave a little bit left intact?
Or is it better to go back inside, and never peek without?
Time changes all things, and some things simply must be lost…
But never let the best of us, be torn and then thrown off.

Can we ever truly become, that special something more?
Or are we only soul shadows, of what we were before?
Or is this only a dream, we have been searching for?

Written 9-18-2012

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 4:36:00 PM
    Your poems are always so aesthetically pleasing. You write with such charm and warmth... amazing! So happy we met in the Soup! LOL Love ya, sweet thing!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 5:47:00 AM
    love this carol, asks many question of one in life, and that is life, so many question, but the most positive Question here, is the last stanza, the first line, of course one can, and with a wonderful poem like this is, you are already there...........

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 10:11:00 PM
    Well done and thought provoking, Carol! Thanks for sharing. Caroline :)