Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poetry Sunday ~ In the Shadow...

A human being is only breath and shadow.
Sophocles

In the shadow...

(c) Joni Zipp

While I sit in the lonely shadow
the cloud hovers over me
I try to run away from it
its eye won’t set me free.

As I cling to the shadow
the darkness covers my being
I’m not allowed sunlight
only what I am seeing.

As I kiss the weary shadow
I lend blessing to the rain
it scurries off in fear
releasing all my pain.

As I walk out of the shadow
the Light beckons my soul
nurturing me 'til once again
my body can feel whole

Goodbye lonely shadow
leave me with my day
Let me drink the sunlight
that reigns this glorious day!


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4 comments:

Stormcrow said...

We're running with the shadows of the night,
so baby take my hand it'll be all right.
Surrender all your dreams to me tonight;
They'll come true in the end.

joni said...

You're a sweetheart! :)

Ravenne said...

Very Beautiful. I love the opening quote too.

Missing you,

Raven

joni said...

~waves to Raven~

I miss seeing you around too! Been hiding from us??? ;)

Work, write and be happy! :)

*hugs*