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My Shadow

                  My Shadow….

Lost in the path of this dreadful life,
thinking of years that I spent in strife;
walking and thinking, what is ahead?
Living with pain, or dying instead.
Watching my shadow crawling below;
scared and contempt, and nothing to show.

My shadow darkened, by gloomy night;
Walking behind me, frightened from light.
He didn't know his nature was light;
he taught that he was, planted by night.
Awaiting until the dawn with breeze,
to make the shadow taller than trees.
Little by little the light of time,
made it so shadow reaching his prime.
The shadow started to sing and dance,
in the garden of the life, romance.

He was the young one, handsome and bold,
never thought there will be days of old.
Dancing with the drum, of joy and youth,
only the time will teach us the truth.

The morning turned into mid-day sun,
I was standing, but shadow in run.
He was in running, I was in chase;
I couldn't keep up, he lost the race.

He was blaming me, I got too old,
So much as my life, losing its gold.
The sun was setting, shadow got dim.
little by little got, pale and slim.
His height and his youth vanished so soon.
The sun left him, and keeping the moon.

What will happen if shadow is gone?
Should I ever wish, seeing the dawn?

6/23/2016   Haloo

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Date: 1/22/2017 12:26:00 PM
I love your imagery. There is so much to think about here. It's one I could reread often and still find something new. So well done, Pashang. Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts. Hugs, kathy
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 1/24/2017 4:28:00 PM
Thanks Kathy, I'm glad that you like my work.
Date: 12/4/2016 9:55:00 AM
So deep. Love that i can associate myself to so many words in this beautiful poem
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 12/4/2016 11:04:00 AM
Thank you Sofia
Date: 8/6/2016 11:24:00 AM
This is awesome and fantastic. I love it in every way. Lovely, lovely, so lovely.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 8/6/2016 10:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend....
Date: 7/28/2016 10:10:00 AM
I tell my kids, climb those hills and run while you can because as age creeps up you won't feel it approach until it arrives. I can relate so well to your lovely poem Pashang. 7 ; )
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/28/2016 11:47:00 PM
Thanks Connie..... it will get easier soon .....
Date: 7/26/2016 3:31:00 PM
Such a deep write, and so reflective of how we feel growing older...great write!
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Date: 7/27/2016 2:50:00 AM
Thanks Chris...
Date: 7/26/2016 3:02:00 AM
I got a huge lump in my throat reading your lines Pashang - lets hope our shadows follow us for many yeas to come:-) hugs Jan xx7
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/27/2016 2:49:00 AM
See I told you I have a shadow poem as well.....Thanks for stopping by....
Date: 7/20/2016 6:27:00 AM
A very beautifully written, deep poem, Pashang. I love the final couplet in particular. Excellent. T.J
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Date: 7/21/2016 7:33:00 PM
Thanks T.J hope you had a great vacation....
Date: 7/13/2016 9:09:00 PM
My 7
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/14/2016 12:37:00 AM
Thanks again...
Date: 7/13/2016 9:06:00 PM
A very beautiful poem, full of meaning. I loved the various stages you associated with the shadow. Wonderful poem. A 7. and a fave. ~karam~
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 7/14/2016 12:37:00 AM
Thank you Sir... You're truly your name" Karam"
Date: 6/30/2016 8:17:00 PM
I live where there's plenty of hills, and some are steeper than others! Even my shadow won't go down those hills with me! Great write, Pashang!
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Date: 7/1/2016 12:06:00 AM
Thanks Robert..... the problems are those hills and good air...Smog is the key....Pashang
Date: 6/29/2016 12:55:00 PM
A 7 for this very descriptive poem I can relate to! Janice
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Date: 6/29/2016 4:50:00 PM
Thanks Janice....
Date: 6/27/2016 9:52:00 PM
Such detailed images, sad when the body can't do what the mind wants it do. Great expression.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/28/2016 12:27:00 AM
Thank you Dineen...
Date: 6/27/2016 4:04:00 PM
Much creativity in this poem about life and growing old. WELL done. I really like it.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/28/2016 12:27:00 AM
My dear Gazalier.... your always so kind to me...
Date: 6/27/2016 1:46:00 PM
your words need no praise freind your inception of life is jubiliant your way of looking around is awesome nice write
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Date: 6/28/2016 12:28:00 AM
Thank you Kamran... You're so kind....
Date: 6/24/2016 6:04:00 PM
Like you, my days of dancing shadows have passed. Very sad write Pashang but when you return your shadow will come with you. Great write and peace my friend.
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Pashang Salehi
Date: 6/24/2016 8:41:00 PM
DT, what is happening to us? I hate it....