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Author Name: FreeSilkintears 9 Comments
Date Added: June 15, 2009 21:06:33 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Behind the shadows of death
You hide behind the shadows of death
not wanting to see the truth.
Denial is your best defense
wasting away your youth.

You painted your world with your own brush
to cover up the gray.
The colors of your painting
have their own story to say

You take that, which is not yours
not giving to another.
Upsetting the balance of give and take
breaking others hearts forever.

You hide behind the shadows of death
killing yourself within.
Hiding from the lessons of life
not allowing your life to begin.

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Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on August 28, 2009 05:39:55 PM Report
Absolutely beautifully said, and so many times they do not finish the lessons needed....I loved the cover up with the gray line, that was so telling....Great read, thank you....

Margaret..the ol' Baglady


Comment By: FreeSteve on August 15, 2009 05:32:04 PM Report
A well written poem and enjoyable read.  This is something everyone does....Hiding from the lessons of life

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on July 27, 2009 03:29:09 PM Report

A lot of insight here Helen. There are some who do just as you say...
Self hatred can devalue the soul in a very profound way.
well done
Ali x

Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on July 16, 2009 11:59:07 PM Report
I love the way you have painted your words here!
You have a gift of expression.


Comment By: FreeHenry M. on July 16, 2009 09:49:31 PM Report
How true this is Helen, youth really is wasted on the young. Nice to see you again Helen.   Henry
Comment By: FreeGlata on June 30, 2009 06:39:05 AM Report
Wow, Helen...I can't help but feel the pain in this write, and it makes me want to cry thinking of what must have inspired these words. I pray that everything is starting to work out now...

Very well written, and wonderfully expressed...and the subject matter...intense and sad.

I send hugs to you!


Comment By: Freeaspiring sage on June 16, 2009 01:14:08 PM Report
I thought this was great.. i  loved ..
the title of the poem
you painted ... to cover up your grey -- excellent imagery.
you hide yourself .. killing yourself within - a great line

i may re-think the line you take that, what is not yours.. i might change it to you take, that which is not yours or you take what is not yours?
just a thought

I do hope you manage to find a way to right the balance.. thinking of you in this time
peace, light, love

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on June 16, 2009 12:46:33 PM Report
Wow--you read my heart my friend--I should have written this. "Denial is your best defence"...wise words indeed. Touching piece Helen--I feel this to my core.



Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on June 15, 2009 11:39:30 PM Report
My how this grabs the heart.. So sad to read...Are you OK??
 Painful read
 Hugs ~ She Whispers


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