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Here I go the same road I've been traveling on for years. My life is so-so how I live it is up to me. But I keep on thinking and I keep trying to break out but I know that these shadows follow me where ever I go. I turn the corner, I look behind myself again. Something is following me and some how I can't pretend. What do you want from me? Is it what I have to scream to get you to go away. I'm running fast now my feet are barely touching the ground, and I don't know where I am anymore... i'm lost in my shadows. No one can hear my voice i'm screaming so loud my throat is cracking. I'm surrounded by darkness wondering when this will end? I hear footsteps walking behind, I turn but I don't see. I still hear the footsteps they are so close now I can't breath. When will this go away, Why can't this thing just run away? I turn around, and to my surprise I see a shadow the same image I've been trying to run away from. One thing I've learned is that it will return no matter how far you run and the sky gets dark and it will chase you until fyou confront your shadow.

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Date: 8/1/2010 3:24:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured on Homepage this week..Good work..Sara
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Date: 7/31/2010 9:19:00 AM
A nice story you have weaved with so much beauty and simplicity. Congrats for it being your featured poem. Love and best wishes.....Ravindra.........Shahana Jackson
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Date: 7/26/2010 6:18:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Shahana. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/25/2010 12:20:00 PM
Hearing you too. Congrats on being featured this week. Rhonda Hero
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Date: 7/25/2010 9:42:00 AM
I hear you. I have always had my shadows and thus far I haven't been able to get them completely out of mind. Good write. Love, Dave
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