I Have Seen the Shadow

I Have Seen the Shadow

My head is a box of secrets
My nerves are tuned to my dreams
If  I could change this sorry world and
were to tell you of my plans
I would speak a universal language
If you heard my message and
came with your own secrets and dreams
I would be invincible
I am the gentle voice of Peace
The living symbol of Harmony
Friends resonate with my energy
My head unlocks the mysteries of life from
where the source gushes
I need the power of generosity
I need the art of forgiveness
The old house haunted by false deities all at
once fell down
I found miracles in the dust said
to be the hope of things to come
A good and abundant spirit
Ah, for a power to change psychic forces
My lady, the God of Storm and Frenzy is on the move
Mama his occult nature frightens me
I am nearer to shadowed darkness than ever
My poetry is an instrument of grave importance
Goddess, I am- but not exulted
The nerves still strain for this sorry world
My wit is a power for change
Sweet mama, I have seen the shadow
I have been generous
I have been forgiving
But still the world revolves around hatred
Frighten off Wotan - the unleash-er of dark passions
Till Heaven and Hell collide
let there be no talk of Archetypal fate
I fear the notion of a collective unconscious
filled with psychotic types withdrawn from reality

Of this there is no proof- mark my soul.




Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 2/22/2016 5:02:00 PM
"I am nearer to shadowed darkness than ever My poetry is of great importance Goddess, I am - but not exulted" ... your words are full of intrigue, but with a sense of urgency in your message. The call for peace is strong, but due to a long history of trials, and failures, it can seem a bit futile. Well penned, Suzanne!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/22/2016 9:34:00 PM
Hi Tim: I wrote this to an interesting exercise. Will send in an email with the details. Thanks for taking time to read and comment. I know you are in a lot o turmoil at the moment. Best, SuZ
Date: 7/22/2015 8:53:00 AM
We need not accept what is happening to our world, to overlook the hatred is a major disfavor to ourselves, now and for the future. Well written. Emile.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/22/2015 1:35:00 PM
Hi Emile: Yes the war between good and evil will and must never end. Thanks for reading and caring. SuZ
Date: 7/21/2015 8:42:00 PM
Ohh this was intense, -My poetry is an instrument of grave importance-i fear the notion of a collective unconscious filled with psychotic types withdrawn from reality- I was just sucked into your write, powerful and deep!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/22/2015 2:18:00 AM
Hi Casarah: Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I wrote this for a contest recently. Glad it moved you.
Date: 7/21/2015 7:36:00 PM
Suzanne, this seems a little different from your usual poetry. It's very dark, but I really like what you are saying. The title and metaphor are stunning!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/22/2015 2:22:00 AM
Hi Andrea: It is interesting what poetry contest themes draw out of you. Yes it is a change to my usual subjects. You are spot on there. Thanks for visiting.
Date: 7/21/2015 3:40:00 PM
Suzanne, I want to write like this when I grow up! This piece is absolutely brilliant and is an example of the amazing poet that you are! It's a 7 in my books! I will definitely be reading more of your wonderful works! Warmest regards. Pandita
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Date: 7/21/2015 4:29:00 PM
Thanks for your visit, Pandita: You are too kind and I know you have a world of poetry inside you waiting to spill forth, Keep writing, Dear. SuZ
Date: 7/21/2015 1:40:00 PM
Hi Suzanne. I like the dramatic tone of this poem. It suits the subject and when read out loud can really be powerful! My other comments, both you and Paul have already mentioned. A 7. Glad to meet you! I'd love to read more of your writes but it's way past my bedtime. Till next! hugs
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/21/2015 4:24:00 PM
Hi Kim: I am so happy to have a visit from you. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. It means a lot, SuZ
Date: 7/20/2015 4:29:00 PM
Excellent poem, Suzanne! People of good faith will certainly relate to it. I know that we cannot live in an Utopian world, but at least we should thrive to live in peace and to look after what we possess. // paul
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/20/2015 5:04:00 PM
So true, Paul: It does make you wonder how evil exists...if only to make us appreciate peace.....that is a stretch though lol Hugs, SuZ
Date: 7/15/2015 4:29:00 PM
enjoyed your write Suzanna, Luv p.d.
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Date: 7/15/2015 3:49:00 PM
Awesome is this, you tell it as it is, only with the elegance of a true poet....
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/21/2015 4:22:00 PM
Thanks Harry: Your visits mean a lot.
Date: 7/15/2015 3:26:00 AM
Wow sublime and aweinspiring with a message for peace with peace. Unique and interesting! Til heaven n hell collide, woah poetic. Nice to read frm u again.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/15/2015 12:24:00 PM
Glad you liked my piece. The world is so upsetting lately, Hugs, SuZ
Date: 7/13/2015 10:44:00 PM
Terrific piece, Suzy woth oodles of rereads. Jolly well done. Viv x
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 7/15/2015 12:25:00 PM
Thanks Viv: Have been away all week. Nice to have a visit from you. SuZ,X
Date: 7/11/2015 7:47:00 PM
Wow, this is a powerful piece Suz! Plenty to ponder as our world is changing at such a fast pace and we along with it. I hope you are doing well. Hugs, Connie
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Date: 7/15/2015 12:27:00 PM
Hi Connie: Sometimes I revisit old poems and rework them. I guess that is the beauty of Art, We change it and it changes us. Love, SuZ