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Cold Shadows

November 16, 2011
By Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
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Silently I walk beside them,
Taking in their frenzied lives,
Now before me lies a shadow,
Moving, flickering, shifting guise.

Other lives and high ambitions,
Fill the space with power, poise.
I stand oddly disconnected,
Watching, making little noise.

Their concerns do not ensnare me
Cold at heart, I see them fail.
Unencumbered, I, the shadow,
Ever distant, ever pale.

Always watching, sometimes learning,
Knowledge as my only goal,
They see nothing but a shadow,
Lacking substance, lacking soul.

Busy lives will soon forget me;
Watch them as they speed away.
Watch them as the single shadow
Fades to dark at close of day.

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on Mar. 13 2012 at 7:36 pm
starbucks_queen21 BRONZE, Belmont, New Hampshire
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this was really good!! I like it!:)

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on Mar. 13 2012 at 7:19 pm
red-punk GOLD, Trigg County, Kentucky
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sometimes its better to hate :D

i love this :D

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on Jan. 11 2012 at 5:42 pm
kikiq22, Stone Mountain, Georgia
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"You can sell a man a fish to feed him one night but you could teach him how to to fish and feed him forever"-Unknown

this was really good ! keep up the good work

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on Dec. 12 2011 at 7:23 pm
pinkowl BRONZE, Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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Jeremiah 29:11

fantastic! i love love love the last stanza!

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on Dec. 12 2011 at 11:48 am
Chrysaora GOLD, Providence Forge, Virginia
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I like this poem; especially the last paragraph. Poor shadow. We don't really notice them.

on Dec. 10 2011 at 8:24 am
XxMidnightKissxX SILVER, Hardinsburg, Indiana
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This is really good!

on Dec. 1 2011 at 3:06 pm
megsloveslions GOLD, Thomasville, Pennsylvania
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luved it! lolz I liked the rhyming and how it was from the showdows...good job ;)

on Nov. 30 2011 at 9:34 pm
wordjunkie BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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This was really interesting. the begining is a bit confuzing, ut I love the last three paragraphs.

on Nov. 25 2011 at 8:41 pm
Kayla12w BRONZE, Clearfield, Utah
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Great job... Great view from the shadows