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Shadow

death
follows me closely
while life
retreats into shadows
shunning
gnarled fingers
of winters hand
my heart
palpitates a lonesome song
a ponderance of youth
yearning days of old
where children play
in bright summer fields
and laughter
is caught
in the bubbles they blew
lifted with the wind
bursting of sunshine giggles
covering the land in smiles
as the scent of mom's apple pie
sent children scurrying home...
I feel death's chill
twitting my memories
mockingly reminding...
that my home
is with him now
as my eyes
fell silent
and my heart
cease to beat
into
  the
  shadow
  i
  descend
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Submitted by Odonko-ba on January 17, 2016

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Odonko-ba

I am a moody anti-social introvert. Meaning: I Trust No One. My best friend is myself. My companion ~ my dog. I write because I must. It is my life line. My Beacon in a world cloaked in darkness, steadfast upon destruction, blinded by their own selfish needs...I write because, I must, to maintain my sanity in an otherwise insane world. I might not be the smartest apple to fall from the tree but believe me the resonance of my impact resoundingly reverberates the tree, stirring emotions and messaging egos in quiet retribution. Welcome to my humble sanctum more…

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