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Shadows

Our shadows were so restless
As we passed from room to room;
They pretended to be living
But they died within their tomb

 They shrank a little bit each day
When the sun shone bright above;
And both of us now waste away
In the sadness of lost love.

In days of younger shadows
That danced in noon's bright light;
Laughter floated on the breeze
Till our day turned into night.

Burdened by life's troubles
Our shadows danced no more;
They became the darkened spots
That faded on the floor.

Now death's arms have taken you
Leaving only memories of your face;
The shadow that was part of you
Is now gone without a trace.


Collab with Danny Boy, the Kearley

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 4/4/2014 11:37:00 PM
Awesome write. Wonderful description within the dark side of lost love. Thanks for sharing. I hope to be posting more poetry before too long. I will be sure to stop by again.
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Date: 11/9/2012 4:18:00 PM
Oh, Elizabeth , this is an awesome rhyme ;} love it !
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Date: 11/4/2012 7:08:00 AM
With the daily happenings around close to me and around world...I hardly know myself...cos all of me are passing by like shadows...but in all, thank God for your pen for the touch of love...it been a while Lizzy
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Date: 10/23/2012 10:21:00 PM
fantastic collaboration, love it
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Date: 10/22/2012 5:06:00 PM
Just stoped by to say "Howlin'wolf" is a person that sang the blues long ago.
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Date: 10/20/2012 5:50:00 PM
A portrait of the beautiful and the sad features of shadows... and their development from happiness to grief. Excellent Elizabeth!! Love, Keith
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Date: 10/18/2012 11:23:00 AM
Such a sad poem and this has such a wonderful flow. You are an awesome rhyme poet. love phyl
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Date: 10/15/2012 12:37:00 PM
"The shadow that was part of you Is now gone without a trace." sad it is, I enjoyed the theme, rhyme, and the flow of thoughts; well done.
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Date: 10/14/2012 10:41:00 AM
Wow! nice conversation with shadow. Loved your poem, my friend. Always, bl
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Date: 10/13/2012 7:33:00 PM
Rereading, so many great lines; restless shadows passing...pretended to be living; you guys blend so well...
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Date: 10/11/2012 7:48:00 PM
Beautiful guys! Excellent collaboration! :D Always, Laura
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Date: 10/4/2012 10:33:00 PM
Hi Lizzie love,what a dark one, this is and you and Danny blended so well. I hope this tops the list. So much power, here. Hope you are well. Wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. I still see your watercolours when I close my eyes. Are you still painting? Hugs sent. Cyndi
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Date: 10/3/2012 4:54:00 PM
Fabulous!!! Terry(just had to reread it)
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Date: 10/3/2012 3:00:00 PM
Lots of "restless" yearning" in this one, LIzzie. My mind's eye is on the floor and ceiling and anywhere dreams take place. Beautiful, just beautiful. Love, daver
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Date: 10/3/2012 6:40:00 AM
graceful poem love the flow of the poem liz, i'm trully a fan of your work . *smiles* Ron
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Date: 10/2/2012 3:55:00 PM
I love this. As a person who always writes about love and loss I have much appreciation for this poem. Great job!
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Date: 9/30/2012 7:57:00 PM
Just an awsome collaboration guys! You truly can't tell who's writing what. The images and ideas are clever and inciteful. It was a wonderful endeavor and delightful.
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Date: 9/30/2012 9:57:00 AM
A really powerful poem on life, Elizabeth. A great collab too :)
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Date: 9/30/2012 9:38:00 AM
Oh Elizabeth. Oh how I can relate and love your use of "shadows" love, Kathy
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Date: 9/30/2012 7:53:00 AM
Awesome, beautiful, inspiring! Great imagery... thanks for sharing!
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Date: 9/29/2012 4:34:00 PM
Well, Lizzie, what can I say? You've left me speechless...exquisite collaboration...'In days of younger shadows'...mercy me, what a line...
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Date: 9/28/2012 7:38:00 PM
Wow!! This is awesome and very beautiful which I have enjoyed reading it early this morning! Thank you very much for sharing! Have a nice and grace-filled day always!!!! hugs:) Leonora
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Date: 9/27/2012 5:25:00 PM
hey great collab Elizabeth and Dan. Shadows... lots goin on with shadows. Thanks for your lovely comment Elizabeth. Just checkin in. Been a long long time.
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Date: 9/27/2012 1:26:00 PM
Lizzie you have once more bestowed new sensation & wordsmithing to a classic metaphor - it is so splendidly easy for me to be enwrapped in your messages of soulful art, which is a testament to your skill - I need no labor to love your work, its like baroque telepathy my friend - J.A.B. %
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Date: 9/27/2012 7:26:00 AM
What a great collaboration and what an outstanding write blended with the light and shade of life and its soul mate the shadow. Hats off to both of you my friends for such a beautiful painting of life's true colors with the realities of the ultimate fate, when everything vanishes leaving no trace of life or any of its shadows. Excellent and beautiful Elizabeth and Danny and thank you Elizabeth for your precious comments on my September Poem. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra..Elizabeth Wesley
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