Treasure Island

Neela Nath


It's Not Me But....


It's not me but my shadow.
Once has been in me,
The shadow behind-
Now, I don't want to be,
Before it, to follow-
My every step always,
My poems of my heart,
My diary's every page!
I gave all my burdens,
To the light-made self,
She will care me with
Shield, stretching her help.
I'm shadowed, I'm free,
I forgot my former form.
Whatever, they think me,
I'll stay in my shadow's arm.

Submitted: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Edited: Thursday, August 16, 2012

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/17/2012 12:25:00 PM)

    I think we all have a shadow side - this poem is a great expression of that. Good one Nil. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (8/17/2012 6:21:00 AM)

    ...I'll stay in my shadow's arm.
    -Love how you ended this. Excellect write!
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (8/16/2012 4:36:00 PM)

    I love it Nila, I do the same many times and the discoveries are endless from one to another what a bounty of gifts come. beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (8/16/2012 8:38:00 AM)

    In the day the shadow comes from the sun
    In the night it comes from within
    by day we see all the shadow has done
    In a flame which side does one find the shadow in (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (8/16/2012 8:21:00 AM)

    Great poem. I like the title. Writers do pour out their illnesses in their writings. This is a typical one. Keeping pouring (Report) Reply

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