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Swamp Child

Kneel before the rich black mud

the minty plants smell when bruised

she sees the double backed burden

spouting eggs into the brown tea water

shame gathers with the loaches at the bottom

as the dragonfly larvae pounce

and eat those who have just been born

the shadows hold no magic to her yet

Hands fly, she captures a creature

pulling its leg to keep it safe

pulling its...

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darknesslifemother naturepondshadowshame

Shade Darkening To Shadow

Life in the shade was good

Your fame left me aglow

Finding you loved another

Dealt my ego a heavy blow

 

I thought love was exclusive

Deceit turned me to a saddo

No more your sole princess

Shade darkening to shadow

 

Now shade enfolds my rival

She enjoys your reputation

Seeking not the limelight

Knowing what is her station

 

Maybe I wanted too much

E...

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egolovepolyamorysaddoshadeshadow

SILHOUETTE

For he is so bright
His eyes twinkle like stars at night
For he with light of phenomenal force
Even his shadow is shining of course
Quiet the night when the moon is so high
Dark shadow duo my soulmate and I
Embracing eachother white wall if you let
Still moving picture ..our silhouette

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shadowSilhouettesoul mate

Only The Shadow Of Her Face

Oh, then we were inseparable

Nothing could keep us apart

Nights and days we revelled

We shared one loving heart

 

She's gone now, taken so quick

I watch in vain for some trace

But her spirit refuses to emerge

Only the shadow of her face

 

Its like her soul never existed

A mirage from the day we met

Did I dream the words of love

That entrapped me in her net?

...

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dangleddefencesfacelovereleaseshadow

Shadows

Shadows of a face I see

Pain oozing beyond every pore

Blissful smells

mocking empty arms

Worthless words that shatter my core

 

Shadows reflect in the mirror for me

Dust resting in places not seen

Unnoticed stains

Caress faded floors

Memories blurring from what could have been 

 

Shadows saturate the world that I see

Dying embers of defeated hope 

Tainted ...

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dankdeathdespairhurtlonelinessShadow

shadowed

I could write

a thousand poems

inspired by your dimples

and the shadows they create

 

Poems that you 

could never

would never

should never

read

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beautylovepoemshadowShadowsunrequited

Mirror

Old wounds have begun to heal.

This new life feels unreal. 

The shadow hanging above my soul.

I was once trapped within a role.

The wounded one full of anger

Dragging his worthless anchor.

Behold look into the mirror.

Now gaze upon your own error.

You thought you couldn't stumble

But it's the season to be humble.

No time for embracing illusion.

The former has reach...

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consciousnessgrowthSelf-awarenessself-knowledgeshadowunconscious

Closest companion

 

Sometimes this fellow follows,
sometimes he leads my way.
At times my closest companion
can still seem quite far away.

I don't doubt he's a dapper dresser,
he's oft spotted sporting a hat,
'though his figure frequently fluctuates
from tall and wiry, down to small and fat.

He is easily seen by moonlight
'though his profile is lower at noon,
and I've known him to get completely lo...

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companionshadow

My moon

The shadows of smudges showing through

Poised over the earth to correct the simplest of mistakes

Balanced perfectly above a tiny peak

my moon

Frantically Orbiting all of existence

Waiting to smear words without resistance

Blank, it waits to pull restraints

Exhaling the tides

my moon

Ridding the lies the sea portrays

Constantly drifting away

Longing to erase what I ...

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copeeartherasermoonshadowtagsthingstiredwords

She runs...

She runs down the 

meadow 

Catching grasping at her

breath

Faster faster 

Legs akimbo

While her shadow

crept.  

 

Words By Dad + Roisin

Foto Tommy Carroll 

 

re-edit 

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Roisinrunsshadow

For An Afternoon

your fingers
shadowed on the grass
the soft
sound of the leaves
rushing
in a pass of breath
as it begins
to rain

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fingersgrassrainshadow

Epiphany

 

A black pen, a worm chewing through

wood, waiting for flesh.

 

Crunching its way through shadow.

 

Candle wax on skin

setting hard in its way.

 

A flick of the wrist

and the ink scratch stains.

 

Trying to find a way

to communicate with vision.

 

Spew out, eat up, digest, reset.

 

Calculating the way with mind

set to epip...

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