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Shifting Shadows



When weighing a smile
you measure its worth
not by its size but,
by how real it is.

Seduced by romance
you're courted by bliss,
and yet passion's flame
can burn out in time.

Salvaging fragments
of shattered ego,
you no longer feel
invulnerable.

And donning your mask
of conformity,
you simply merge with
the shifting shadows.
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Submitted on August 21, 2014

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I was born in a small town, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada,. The third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. I’m the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a controlling, physically abusive father, verses a loving mother. Many of my poems reflect the uniqueness and special circumstances of my upbringing. more…

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