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Light Chasing Shadows

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Light Chasing Shadows

Light Chasing Shadows

How pompous
These times of bait and catch
As famished minds fan their dwindling flame
Amidst urban collisions of spirit and heart
As witness the controlled starvation of energy's appetite
Leaving thinking landscapes raped and pillaged
To later be exhumed...

Yet

A child's imagination holds desperate its wonder
Sensing via eyes
Ears
Taste
Smell
And feel
Their innately wired candles
Desperately protecting the flames
While their obvious needs experience exploitation
The benefit of which
Stretches
Invades
Smothers
The very extension of their right
Their entitlement
And yes
Their genius

Without light there is no illumination

Still
With light
Shadows are cast
Imprinting what is
What might be
What a child dreams to be

Light will always chase shadows
But at some point
There should always be the overhead moment
When shadows cease to be
When what is
Just is
That moment of singular and infinite identity

What a price children pay for that opportunity

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:16:00 AM
    Odin... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. goodnight. <3 =LINDA=

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Your an excellent writer, welcome to our little family of friends xxx