Morning Left Waiting



I lost my shadow
in the hills of pain
and wandered in darkness
chasing in vain

I lost my shadow
 the sun took flight
morning left waiting
adrift in the night

I lost my shadow
wolves distant howl
tracking my torment
whose grief I prowl

I lost my shadow
and then my name
connection severed
—myself to blame

(The New Room: September, 2022)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on September 24, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Abxb Acxc Adxd Aexe x
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 342
Words 67
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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