Portia Lane

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A Solemn Separation


My shadow sits beside me shivering
As night's darkness descends- desperately
I try to stop her limbs from quivering
But an obscured beast beckons- hopelessly

She closes her eyes and takes her last breath
I alone will remain when she's gone
My tears form puddles, she drowns to death
How can I navigate darkness alone?

Worst nightmares combined don't amount to this
Since birth, I have never not known my shadow
She has never not been my little sis
Together we entered, apart we go

My sister, in your shadow I now stand
I promise to make my exit as grand

Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Edited: Friday, April 27, 2012

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  • Yasmeen Khan (8/20/2013 10:01:00 AM)

    Very gloomy and sad write and the line: 'together we entered, apart we go' is emotional and beautiful.
    Congrats on selected as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/20/2013 3:25:00 AM)

    A beautiful tearful heart beating poem....Congrates to PH and the Poet lucky enough to read this work of yours thanx to PH that provided us thank you.. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (8/20/2012 4:43:00 PM)

    This is truly a super write, the allegory of your sister being something of yourself was truly poignant and your affection has contributed a great write of rich imagery that first stanza is nearly burnt in my mind with its perfection, with the whole perfection. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/20/2012 8:28:00 AM)

    Beautifully written poem about your much loved sister - clearly a great loss to you, please accept my condolences. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/20/2012 6:44:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem honoring the memory, significance and love for your sister.
    So sorry for your loss. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (8/20/2012 4:57:00 AM)

    a very touching poem indeed...you were lucky to have a sister whom you could adore as much as you did...I am sorry for your loss... (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/26/2012 6:48:00 PM)

    Rich in imagery and rhymes plus poignant words! A beautifully crafted poem that clearly shows your poetic talent! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! 10+++ God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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