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Tall dark and handsome, a selfie

My shadow flirts with the sun As I caress the darkness We are one and separate As my shadow smiles Anxiety suffocates me The shadow will soon fade I shall die One happy, one not

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Date: 7/12/2019 10:12:00 AM
Excellent poem Arthur + Fav.
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Date: 1/22/2019 10:18:00 AM
Arthur, I enjoyed the imagery and the way you separated your shadow from yourself. Blessings, Susan
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Date: 2/13/2018 10:58:00 PM
but a hundred years from now death will have to wait... If the shadow could speak since it is ahead of you to tell you what your next step will be.. hum
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Date: 11/6/2017 11:48:00 AM
Good write.
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Date: 10/24/2017 5:34:00 PM
Um... Arthur, we will always have our shadow sun or no sunshine. The shadow is always with us. yes i do like this poem. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 10/1/2017 2:55:00 PM
Arthur, An extraordinary metaphor here with the "Shadow of Death." Laser-like descriptive -- and most excellent!! A FAVE TOO!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:16:00 PM
Hi there Gary, much appreciated!
Date: 10/1/2017 11:31:00 AM
I missed this one, deep and, believe it or not, curious.
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:15:00 PM
Thank you Sunlite!
Date: 9/28/2017 10:33:00 PM
Weird and yet wonderful poem. And, I hope you are well. Take care, Arthur.
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:06:00 PM
Thank you Carole.
Date: 9/26/2017 6:42:00 AM
My friend, your every presentation here shows poetic genius and immensity of talent. For this short poem to have such impact and force(as it clearly does), reveals a depth in character and poetic fervor of its creator. A fav and thanks- this inspires me to write today, when I had previously thought not to do so.
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:06:00 PM
Hi Robert, appreciate your kind words!
Date: 9/24/2017 9:19:00 PM
A deep and thought provoking poem Arthur. An amazing write. Enjoyed!
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:05:00 PM
Thanks Susan
Date: 9/23/2017 1:57:00 PM
Your shadow sounds a bit busy, and your title made me think of Psalms. It would be better if you're the one who smiles and not your shadow.
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:05:00 PM
Thank you Lin :)
Date: 9/23/2017 1:42:00 PM
Wishing you everlasting sun. Arthur you have many friends and many fans of your poetry. This is as Francine has said very thought provoking. :). A fav.
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:01:00 PM
Thank you so much Carol!
Date: 9/23/2017 9:02:00 AM
Oh this is amazing...im inspired to write an echo "Shadow of Life"...mind if I steal a few lines? ...a fave
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:00:00 PM
Thanks Tim, for sure!! :)
Date: 9/23/2017 7:32:00 AM
Though provoking lines Arthur... may your shadow continue to flirt with the sun for many years until death tears you apart:-( hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/19/2017 9:00:00 PM
Thanks Jan!!
Date: 9/23/2017 3:02:00 AM
This is insanely good my friend. Let's write away what suffocated us. Fav.
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Date: 10/19/2017 8:55:00 PM
Thanks Darren :)
Date: 9/23/2017 12:25:00 AM
I agree with Francine. Your poems are always intriguing. Short and to the point. I really like that.
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Date: 10/6/2017 10:38:00 PM
You are very kind Carole
Date: 9/22/2017 11:54:00 PM
very thought provoking , loved this one
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Date: 10/6/2017 10:37:00 PM
Thank you so much Francine!