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The Strength in my Shadow

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The Strength in my Shadow

Today, everyday,
There are people that I talk to.
There are people that are "near."
Do they?
Do they see that shadow?
And if they do..
Why don't they help me ward it away?
There is a limit, you know.
A limit to what I'll actually show.
Instinctively, I openly concede others' happiness.
-I fall within my shadow.
-I hide behind my smile.
-As I crumble inside my whole.

Today, everyday,
There is God that I talk to.
There is God that is near.
He does,
He does see that shadow.
And when He does..
He unquestionably takes it away.
There is no limit, you know.
No limit to how much I can grow.
Instinctively, he replenishes my happiness.
-He follows me in my shadow.
-He reveals my true smile.
-As I grow stronger inside my soul.

Copyright © Grace Gagnon

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  1. Date: 10/10/2009 5:19:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your awesome poetry today. Thank you Grace. I hope you have a wonderful fun filled weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 7:35:00 PM
    There is gentility and "Grace" in this awesome write! We wonder what others see, but it's only what we reveal to them. God does not need us to reveal ourselves to him. He created us, He knows how we feel, and he guides us through the struggles of life and allows us to "grow stronger inside (our) souls." Beautifully written! Best Wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 7:30:00 PM
    This is so inspiring. I needed it before bedtime. Thanks for your poem....Marty