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Lurking Shadows

I sense there's something lurking
Out the corner of my eye
But when I turn to take a look
Away it seems to fly

Maybe I am haunted
By a dream that's all but vanished
Perhaps it's by some buried thought
That refuses to stay banished

Maybe it's a memory
I thought I'd slain at best
Escaping from it's prison bonds
It must be laid to rest

I feel that something's surfaced
Like a ghost it must be chased
Can't keep fearing shadows
My demons must be faced

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  1. Date: 3/15/2011 9:45:00 AM

    Excellent write Emma and I'm sure many of us can relate to this one. Thanks for the very nice comments on my recent poem.

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 11:58:00 AM

    After a very super weekend I am back at the soup reading. I enjoyed reading your poetry this afternoon Emma. There are so many diverse writers here and I am so happy I am able to read most of them. Have a wonderful week and may you find what you are looking for in life and in your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 4:04:00 AM

    Perhaps it is epiphany, Emma