Emily Cartmell


Shadows - Poem by Emily Cartmell

My soul is deep, just like my bed.
So deep I don't even realize what's underneath it.
It could be a storm, like a hurricane.

Like opening a book, I start to unfold.
To eventually tell you all my secrets,
because I can't hold it in anymore.

You stay there, sat under my bed.
As a shadow, you stare into my eyes,
And wonder who I am.

I can keep it in, but I won't.
You'll be like a diary, only you aren't.
However, who else can I tell, other than you?

Sometimes I feel as if I'm going to snap,
just like a pencil, but still colourful.
It just happens that I'm a little lost in my world,
I think you can help.

If I'm being honest, you cross my mind,
from time to time.
Why don't you stay for a while?

You don't have to hide.
Just come out from under the darkness and I'll protect you.
I promise. Promise.

Topic(s) of this poem: darkness, shadows

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Shadows by Emily Cartmell

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/16/2016 9:15:00 AM)


    My soul is deep, just like my bed.
    So deep I don't even realize what's underneath it.
    It could be a storm, like a hurricane.

    Like opening a book, I start to unfold.
    To eventually tell you all my secrets,
    because I can't hold it in anymore.

    Nice lines of opening.I enjoyed them.
    Some beautiful lines are..
    As a shadow, you stare into my eyes,
    And wonder who I am.
    I can keep it in, but I won't.
    You'll be like a diary

    And a very nice ending with a touch of kindness from a tender heart.
    Thank you dear poetess.
    It deserves 10++
    Subhas
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  • Aries Profanisaurus (2/20/2016 2:12:00 PM)


    Is it shadows that you are meaning here or the darkness that resides within many? ? I suppose in a way it could be both depending on how you look at it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Emily Cartmell (2/21/2016 10:44:00 AM)

    Thank you! I suppose you could have different ways of looking at it..it can be shadows in general or darkness inside a person! Thanks again!

  • (1/23/2016 12:26:00 PM)


    From my last poem, i received some negative comments about it. Feel free to list some improvements if you would like! But i wouldn't want to receive comments that judge my poems please! ! !
    -Emily,12
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    Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/23/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    my comment on your poem was not negative, Emily. Not at all. I simply tried to tell you what the form you did choose (haiku) reall mean.. But I appreciated your verse

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 23, 2016



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