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A dark shadow seems to follow me walking down this moon light path. Sometimes its right beside me, sometimes its right in front. I think it's here to frighten me or perhaps it's here to stalk. Maybe he just wants to be friends and stop for just a talk. My mind seems to be racing. My heart goes, " thump - thump - thump". I'm breathing a little faster now. Then suddenly! - a "Bump" I hear a gray wolf "howling" and this barred owl, he won't stop. I'm not sure if he is laughing or, "Whoo -Whoo-Whoo" - 'OH! Please Make Him Stop!" The sun appeared in the horizon and with sun light he did flee I suddenly realize on thing that Dark Shadow was just me. 10/26/2021

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Date: 12/26/2021 1:51:00 PM
We scare ourselves…silly!
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Debra L Brown
Date: 12/26/2021 3:54:00 PM
It's amazing how the mind works. Thanks for your comment ~ Debra
Date: 12/22/2021 9:43:00 PM
The ending was something unexpected with a dramatic twist ! Yes, we have twin personalities, the dark side and the bright side ! With more light, the darker side grows dim ! A seemingly simple poem with a deep meaning . Well done Debra !
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Debra L Brown
Date: 12/23/2021 5:30:00 PM
Thanks Valsa, for your analysis it's interesting as humans we have two side one is dark side the other is a bright side. If we spend more time in the prayer are dark side grows dim. Very deep, but interesting. Blessings ~ Debra
Date: 12/16/2021 1:26:00 PM
Love this read or work of your's Debra. As I can totally and utterly relate. I am the Dark Shadow I cannot shake or escape. Back , front everywhere I am so dark my shadow can eclipse the sun Cheer's
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Debra L Brown
Date: 12/16/2021 5:59:00 PM
Thanks Christopher, for taking the time to read the poem. Blessings ~ Debra
Date: 11/14/2021 6:03:00 AM
Clever poem Debra. It reminds me of a poem I WROTE AND POSTED ABOUT A BABY GIRAFFE WHO THOUGHT HE HAD MADE A NEW FRIEND BECAUSE EVERYTHING HE DID, THE SHADOW DID. i ENJOYED YOUR POEMS DEBRA, WILL BE VISITING AGAIN SHORTLY HUGS AND BLESSINGS, JENNIFER (please excuse caps, I get so involved with my comments, I often do this! )
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/14/2021 8:12:00 PM
Thank You, Jennifer for the comment, I will be reading that poem, it sounds interest. I'm Happy you enjoyed it. ~ Debbie
Date: 11/13/2021 1:00:00 PM
Intriging poem, good rhyming and a nice twist to end with. Our shadows help us to understand we are very complex creatures. We have the ability to create fear in ourselves or courage with the mind and the free choice we've been given. Write on! Bill
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/13/2021 9:21:00 PM
Thank You Bill for the nice comment. I agree with you, we do have that ability to create are own fear. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving ~ Debra
Date: 11/6/2021 9:01:00 PM
Beautiful, Debra, to be honest with you, sometimes I force myself to choose faith over fear, tho its reach is always nearby, last, most likely, warm day here in Minneapolis (65!) so I sought a woodlands walk nearbye to feel nature, slowly.....my dark shadow relented....
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/7/2021 6:12:00 PM
Hi! James, love your comment. If you start hearing the wolfs howling. Then start looking over your shoulder (LoL). Warm Wishes ~ Debra
Date: 11/6/2021 5:42:00 AM
Wow... That's a lovely Poem. I enjoyed reading it. Very well penned. Blessings
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/6/2021 2:15:00 PM
Thank You, Paghunda, for the words of encouragement. I happy you enjoyed it. Blessings ~Debra
Date: 10/31/2021 8:25:00 AM
Hi Debra, A perfect Halloween piece~ The the irony in "I suddenly realize one thing that Dark Shadow was just me". Happy Halloween to you too! Blessings, Paulette
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Debra L Brown
Date: 11/1/2021 12:50:00 PM
Hi, Paulette, I'm so glad you enjoyed the Halloween poem. Thank You, for the kind words.... many Blessing, Debbie
Date: 10/30/2021 1:21:00 PM
Love this Debra. The ending was just great. "That Dark Shadow Was Just Me." Excellent. It left me with a smile on my face. Good Stuff. God Bless, JB
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Debra L Brown
Date: 10/30/2021 8:47:00 PM
Judy, I'm so glad you liked it. Many Blessings ~ Debbie
Date: 10/27/2021 7:14:00 AM
that was a timely and cute write with Halloween around the corner. Enjoyed it.
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Debra L Brown
Date: 10/27/2021 1:34:00 PM
Thank you Nancy, I glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun putting it together. Blessings
Date: 10/26/2021 6:35:00 PM
'Me and my shadow' Love this Debra, Happy Halloween to you.
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Debra L Brown
Date: 10/27/2021 2:00:00 PM
Hi Harry, Happy Halloween , I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Yes, "Me and my shadow", I'm glad you found the humor in it. Best Wishes ~ Debbie
Date: 10/26/2021 6:24:00 PM
Three words for this one: Cute, cuter, and cutest. I really enjoyed every stanza. Thanks for the Halloween treat, Debra! Smiles for miles, Gershon
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 10/28/2021 7:12:00 PM
Thanks, Debbie, for upping the game of this 'White Man' to 'colorful!' LOL. Joy and Delight, Gershon
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Debra L Brown
Date: 10/27/2021 1:57:00 PM
Hi Gershon, I love your comments, they are so colorful. I'm so happy you found the humor in it, as it was intended. Best Wishes ~ Debbie
Date: 10/26/2021 5:38:00 PM
A charming, expressive poem, Debra. Janice
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Debra L Brown
Date: 10/26/2021 5:42:00 PM
Thank You, Janice for your kind words. Many Blessings, Debbie
Date: 10/26/2021 2:30:00 PM
Debra, scary and then relief at the end, great write, happy Halloween and welcome to Poetrysoup ~ friendship and poetry _Constance
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Debra L Brown
Date: 10/26/2021 2:41:00 PM
Constance, I was hoping that it would come off that way. Thank you! for the reinsurance. Thank You! for the warm Welcome..... Many Blessings ~ Debbie
Date: 10/26/2021 2:11:00 PM
I love the way you built up the suspense in the poem Debra, excellent ink:-) hugs Jan xx
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Debra L Brown
Date: 10/26/2021 2:34:00 PM
Thank You, I had a lot of fun writing it, I hope the humor came out in it. Many Blessings ~ Debbie