Your Shadow Lied to You

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture Credit: http://keyephotography.com/somewhat-spooky-shadow/

Standing against your will
looking into a mirror.

What do you see
Yourself
Your twin
Your ghost
Or your slave

Let her leave now –
she lied
She’s no longer worthy
to sketch you behind the light


15 thoughts on “Your Shadow Lied to You

  1. I really liked your poem, your words combined with the image makes it hauntingly beautiful! I really loved the last verse! That sums it up perfectly! My brother thank you for following me and your many visits, i will be doing the same for you! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you so much, Wendell! I wasn’t so sure how my audience would take the poem when I posted the poem. The ‘likes’ and then your generous comment tells me to keep writing.

      Yes brother (such a kind recognition!) I love and will continue to visit your blog. I feel fulfilled every time I read your post.

  2. Powerful, haunting, and stunning–and seemingly meant for me, like so many other folks, I’m sure. I love how spare this poem is–like the deep, inexorable beating of the drum telling me, indeed, to let her go…. Thank you.

    1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Sirena. Honestly it was one of my early attempts at poetry. This has stood out for a long time now.

  3. Indeed, it is a close cousin of ‘Mirrored’. Thank you for giving me the link. I shall include it in my post. Loved your poem here.

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