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The light and the shadow

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The light and the shadow

Endlessy closer to the light you will go
Exponentially more, your shadow shall grow.

Yet for each attempt and each desire
Your shadows right there, to share the prize.

Mankind can succeed and learn a whole life
Snuggled and bonded, your shadow lies tight

This is for good, for those whom feel guilty
An interesting dose of philosophical commentary

The shadow you see is really a good thing
For if you walk in the dark, that should make you think

The light, the good, the helper of them all
Would trust the shadow to catch what could fall

The darkness, and bad, times of unhappy things
Your shadows not there, to dampen the sting

Trust that shadow outside or in
Find it in all the visibly beautiful things

So just when you think this is now getting weird
Look at the floor or the wall and look who appears

And remind yourself that your shadows are great
For it gives you extra energy, to carry your weight

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  1. Date: 2/29/2012 12:40:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry this afternoon Gareth. Wish you the best always in your writing always. Love, Carol

    Murray Avatar Gareth Murray
    Date: 2/29/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carol, loving this community and the natural inspiration that comes to me when sharing, like minded thought's and communication through this group.. G :)