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Scared of my Shadow

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Scared of my Shadow

Yesterday my shadow whispered in my ear, 
do you want to know what it said?
Your shadow despises you 
and your conscience hates you.
Your strength is weakened by your honesty.
Your ambition is black with envy.

You say hi to your hatred and bye to your conviction.
You can hear the north but you search for the South.

Core is your vanity, deep is your black.
Punish with your breath.
Shaken from the top, shove to be last.
Mules with the load that Carries your soul

Pieces of yourself ravage with the blackness of your pain
Stillness capture like the light of night.
This dry flake, waters your commitment
soiled with the cloth of your distance. 

The well, the well crumbles with the 
wake of your silence.
The steam from your voice, it's not your own.
Somebody told me the sky was blue, is it true.

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  1. Date: 8/29/2013 11:44:00 AM

    Your such a talent sean, for real...this is so stong & deep rooted. It has a raw freshness of a yin & yan, approach, dark and light...in nature, the unseen forces that are with us. I love every word written in this poem, definetly a favorite. Thanks for taking time out to read & comment on my poems, genuinely appreciate your kindness....peaceful journey ~<3~ cherie

    Sanders Avatar Sean L Sanders Date: 9/2/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cherie, you have been so kind with your words thank you very much.
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 5:27:00 PM

    You are a skilled writer I can see. You can feel the profound etchings of darkness in this write... A very strong constructed poem to say the least. It is unique in expressional values, and that makes it fantastic to me. I enjoyed your comment on my verse today. Coming from you I am highly complimented. Thanks so much for visiting my page, and also I may want to mention I have years of darker poetry that I can post at a later date. People tend to worry about me when I post from the 90's :) Cindy

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:24:00 AM

    THOUGHT PROVOKING AND WELL MUSED; DOES SOMEBODY HIDE BEHIND YOU?

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 3:43:00 PM

    very powerful piece here...love how it ended with a question...give the reader a final thought to ponder....nice write!

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:05:00 AM

    Powerful write Sean, we have our conscience and others and finally ourselves.

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 10:49:00 PM

    This is very powerful! Great poet Sean! and thank you for viewing my poem and congradulating me on being featured! once again great poem! from your fellow poet.... Christopher :)

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:14:00 PM

    Wew, this is powerful! So well expressed and disturbing. I got more out of reading it again. Perhaps the frame of mind helps.

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:40:00 PM

    wow this is a harsh thing for a shadow to say! What a thought-provoking poem, Sean, I likes and I'm eager to see what else you have.... :) I hope you have said goodbye t hatred and hello to conviction! :)

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:42:00 AM

    dark and and beautiful in presentation and content, sean..enjoyed how you handle the metaphors...:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:30:00 AM

    your sky can be any color you chose when feeling like this powerful write indeed here enjoyed the view too thanks for comments to my work also keep on sharing and remember each day the day gets brighter

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 12:35:00 AM

    powerful write, my friend : )

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:23:00 AM

    it waz so nice...reading such a good stuff.....n thnkeu for lookin into ma poems...####kamran...

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:02:00 AM

    piercing the senses, sean...:) huggs, whoot!

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 6:44:00 AM

    Good morning Sean, thanks for your visit today.

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 6:13:00 AM

    The sky is blue just look up and you can see too..Enjoyed reading your interesting work..Sometimes we feel like that kind of war on the inside don't we..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments were uplifting.Sara

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 4:14:00 PM

    I really enjoyed this piece, you have skills, well done!

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 3:59:00 PM

    I just fell in love with the way your write! So raw and real- my ultimate favorite kind of poetry! Look forward to reading more!

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 10:46:00 AM

    what frightens me more is even at the darkest of times we are left alone for not even our shadow is there, we are all alone

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 9:51:00 AM

    Deep as they come... and deeper as they GO!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 8:52:00 PM

    Very thought provoking. You have awesome talent to captivate the reader with conflict going under into the deep ... reminds me of Poe who is one of my favorites :)

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 1:52:00 PM

    It's time for something new. I want to see it. Dare yourself to bring the power that embeds this kind of poem. I would love to see where you are today, compared to then when you wrote this in 2011. It has to be better today. Your commentary on my work is greatly appreciated. Good to meet you.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 4:02:00 PM

    Smart personfication throughout, Sean. Well done with this superb write. I think you'd enjoy my "Hostile head takeover", which is taken from a humorous angle. Good work, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 2:40:00 PM

    This an absolutlely powerful and stunning write, Sean...I read it 3 times just to let it soak in...Still soaking in - Tim

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 2:22:00 PM

    I know a powerful write when I peruse one and this certainly was a powerful write.Thanks for stopping by with a kind comment on my work.I'm somewhat new here so I'm glad I read your work today for the first time.Impressive!

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 2:14:00 PM

    This is a deep write Sean, enjoyed it tonight.

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 12:37:00 PM

    Very deep and empowering poem here Sean. I enjoyed reading this a great deal. Thank you for stopping by to comment on my poetry as well. Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:40:00 PM

    I came by to see if you wrote any new ones,,, when you do come by and tell me ;}

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:14:00 PM

    I especially loved this poem of all the ones I read today....I'm mesmerized by shadows ..I also have a shadow poem and photograph shadows all the time...you captured many thoughts and feelings here...awesome poem

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:24:00 PM

    This is truly amazing sean,,,a very creative way to convey these deep emotions..I really enjoyed this poem...thankyou for sharing..hugz.cherie

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:48:00 AM

    the depth of feelings in this are so strong and the hurt floods out intense and excellent write Shadow x smiles

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