Ruby Dodd

Shadows - Poem by Ruby Dodd

Last night as I laid down to sleep, dark shadows round my bed
Saddened my thoughts and brought the tears my tired eyes would shed
I know not what the shadows mean, like friends they came my way
I only know that now you're gone with me each night they stay

There in the night they shift about just looking for some clue
To why my arms are empty now, they should be holding you
They want to know about the fight that drove you far away
And why my stupid stubborn pride did not beg you to stay

They seem to whisper softly how could you be so blind
To lose the only love you had that stood the test of time
How could you say those angry that pierced her through the heart
And why did you just lie there and let her teardrops start

How can I face tomorrow so lonely, dark and grey
While my heart craves the sunshine that's gone with you today
What I do with the empty hours, how will I fill the time
How will I cure the awful hurt here in this heart of mine

Somewhere there's an answer, altho unkown to me
Perhaps these quiet shadows can someow help me see
A way to scatter fairy dust to heal these hurts with tme
A simple easy formula to get you off my mind

But till that day is here at last, kind shadows stay with me
Just help me make it through the nights till your memory lets me be
And some morning I'll awaken a wiser gentler man
Then shadows you can steal away, go back to shadow land

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 31, 2005

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