Treasure Island

Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Shadows On The Wall


I'm watching two shadows on the wall,
They're standing very close;
It's a man and a woman facing each other,
He's offering her a rose;

She puts out her hand and then hesitates,
She's not sure what to do;
It's a tainted rose from a man she trusted,
He's confessing to being untrue;

I see tears rolling down her face
As her hands fall to her side;
He tries to get closer, but she backs away,
O, damn her foolish pride!

She's talking to him and wiping her tears
As she points toward the door;
He bows his head, and as he turns to go
The rose falls to the floor.

Now her shadow stands alone on the wall,
She'll stand there for eternity;
I remember it like it was yesterday -
Those shadows of you and me.

If I had the chance to do it again,
I'd accept the rose and forgive;
Now I'm just a shadow of a woman
Without a reason to live.

Learn a lesson from this, dear friend,
We all make mistakes, and we fall;
Learn to forgive, or you'll be like me
Recalling shadows of love on the wall.

Submitted: Friday, March 29, 2013
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  • Khairul Ahsan (3/15/2014 11:54:00 PM)

    'If I had the chance to do it again,
    I'd accept the rose and forgive; ' - Thanks for this great message of forgiveness.
    'Learn a lesson from this, dear friend,
    We all make mistakes, and we fall;
    Learn to forgive, or you'll be like me
    Recalling shadows of love on the wall.' - This is cool! Very soothing. Beautiful message.10/10. (Report) Reply

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