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Author Name: Freebluefish 2 Comments
Date Added: November 21, 2005 18:11:08 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Riddle Of The Creature


there is a creature

that steals

children’s shadows.

so the old ones whispered

in their rumpled papers..


how i Sheppard my shadow

protecting it like

a small insignificant beast.

it hooves would mimic me

in joy as i walked

fast on cobblestones

and the bells of churches rang

as my ankles drag

walked through the currents

of leaves swirling.

wonder why the nature

 of the cosmos is hidden within trees...

walked and it seemed

i became the shadow

and the shadow became me.



but the creature stalking

with no name

on no home of boundry

only scales and spikes

of responsibility

rules that made corners hard as stones

found me in the  certain passage of the moon…


and soon i walk with no shadow

on three legs

my cane and i

and i did not remember

my companion who was closer

to me then blood

 in my veins

and in my unconscious vision

i cannot understand

why the sphinx cries

and road are more then happy

to lead nowhere

with long indescribable names….….


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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on December 2, 2005 07:09:09 PM Report
Andrew, such sadness in the heartfelt poem.. you have no idea how your poems move my heart.. you write of pain so well.. I know you must have a lot in your life..hugs my friend ~ She
Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on November 26, 2005 03:27:00 AM Report
As I read,this is so very sad..well written thoughts,but heart-wrenching.So sorry for your sadness,whatever it may be..
"Walk in the light"my friend..wishing you happiness.


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