Lillian Jamison

Rookie (February 31,1940 / Los Angeles)

{as The Shadow Fades} - Poem by Lillian Jamison

The rain falls softly all around
Wisps of hair frame my face
I stare solemnly into the puddle
Seeing a mirror of me

But it is not me
It is who I used to be
A shadow of my former self
Whom I wish to bid adieu

The rain falls softly all around
I feel so awakened and alive
Time for me to move forward
No more looking back

The time has come to an end
Where I will allow others to place their blame
Cast judgement instead of understanding
Conditional love reigned over the unconditional

So I welcome the rain as it falls
I am reminded of my strength
I say farewell to those who drown
In their sea of righteousness and negativity

As the shadow fades......

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  • (3/1/2008 10:56:00 PM)

    One step back two steps forward, It will get you to where you are going faster. Very well said, hope to read more of your poems. Al (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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