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Cast A Long Shadow

The receding light of the diffuse past, falling on the slices of the broken dreams leaves the morose life under the blue beams of the time present, the shadow of gloom it casts. Living the past chasing mirage of shadow of construed delight or introspect contrition, makes ground for growing roots of abstraction that can’t hold long the wooden life turned hollow. The flicker of the candle of gleaming hope from behind the lifting mist of future opaque, makes enticing designs of shadow in the wake, as the time’s show goes on in life’s kaleidoscope. My mind meanders in terrain of the present, between contours of the unseen and the seen as the cascading stream in life’s landscape scene, I enjoy the symphony of its flow to my heart’s content. Down the hued horizon dusk slides slow, I stand where the stream meets the serene sea. On the placid plateau of the past spread behind me I face the yonder sinking sun, see it cast a long shadow.
September 19, 2019 Contest : Pick A Title, Vol 9, Enclosed Rhyme Sponsor : Edward Ibeh Title chosen : Cast a long shadow January 2, 2020 Contest : Strand Select 2, Any Form, Any Theme Sponsor : Brian Strand

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Date: 1/4/2020 9:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Brian Strand’s contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/3/2020 7:12:00 PM
Lovely poem, Subimal, congratulations
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Date: 1/3/2020 1:22:00 PM
Congrats my friend on your top win!;)
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Date: 10/3/2019 10:13:00 PM
Congratulations for your beautiful win ! :)
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Date: 9/19/2019 5:20:00 PM
Beautiful imageries being enhanced ~ Aloha always, William
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