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Can't escape my shadow

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Shadow is a metaphor for how others see the negative in us, even if we see the positive, could be discrimination for youth, race, religion, ethnicity culture, colour etc. Wouldn't it be good when the shadow of racism is gone for good.

                      No matter how fast I run, the past can't be undone

                  I've moved from here to there, I've been almost everywhere
                         No matter where I go...I can't escape my shadow!

                          It follows me to the beach, it's never out of reach

                             Especially in the sun, it's darkness is the one

                    That people seem to remember, even when it's September
                   No matter how much I've grown...I can't escape my shadow!

                          It follows me even at night, he's never out of sight

                          Even if I went to the moon, he'd follow behind soon

                  Even when my light shines bright, dark companions at my right

                 No matter how much light I've shone...I can't escape my shadow!

                       I don't see him personally, he's been gone for quite a while

                   When others stop seeing him, that would really make me smile.

                                John Derek Hamilton   December 12,2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 12/7/2015 1:22:00 AM
My shadow only pokes me at night and I give it to God again and again. I enjoyed reading your poem, but I can't help thinking that along with all your other wonderful sentiments for people, it should be included to stop caring what people think. That's a whole other poem, huh? Very poetic, thought provoking and deep, a very good read ... CayCay
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Date: 12/7/2015 10:39:00 AM
You're right, I wrote about not caring in my Poem old man boy and donkey. I could have made it more clear perhaps, I really wrote this for others who suffer prejudice, and bias, I'm so far past worrying about what others think, see My poem Great Minds. Thanks for your visits much appreciated.
Date: 12/7/2015 1:09:00 AM
I liked this a lot. A lot of imagery and almost desperation.
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Date: 12/7/2015 10:41:00 AM
Thanks Susan unfortunately a lot of people are desperate for us to see them as they are, not just what we see on the outside. Thanks for comments.
Date: 12/2/2015 2:16:00 PM
Very clever John, a lovely write :)-lu *smiles*
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Date: 12/2/2015 10:23:00 PM
Thanks Laura so kind.