shakil ahmed

Gold Star - 15,125 Points (31-01-1969 / Badarpur, Assam, India.)

The Same Shadow - Poem by shakil ahmed

The Same Shadow

When the gentle moon reigns in the sky
Alighting the dark world
With its fathomless light
Fond memory floats in my tired eyes
Like the wandering clouds of rainy season
Memories appear one after the other
Like the coaches of speeding train
I become nostalgic for sometime
Remembering my by-gone days
That was full of zest and colors
Like the sparkling rainbow of clear sky.
A familiar shadow
Appears slowly and silently in my vision
To steal my peaceful slumber.
The same shadow appears in the page
When I play with jumble of words
Often in the late part of night
Breaking the silence of by-gone years.

I have suffered defeats and set backs
Through the passage of months and years
But that can not swallow my strength and courage
I hid that shadow very deep in my heart
Out of fear of being robbed of my peace
But that shadow comes before my eyes
When in the knight dark owl cries.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about The Same Shadow by shakil ahmed

  • Rebecca Navarre (8/27/2017 11:52:00 PM)


    Wow! ! ! ! ! What An Ever So Beautiful! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ..... And Heart Felt Poem! ! ! ! ! ! ...
    Beyond Words Can Say! ! ! ! ! ! Thank You Ever So Much For Sharing! ! ! ! !
    Ever So Many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++saved
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  • Muzahidul Reza (8/6/2017 2:08:00 PM)


    When the gentle moon reigns in the sky
    Alighting the dark world
    With its fathomless light

    Fantastic write, thank you for sharing the poem with us
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  • Abegunde Tosin (2/4/2017 9:15:00 AM)

    Interesting
    The past cannot be separated from the future. Our past times are seedling planted which will germinate in the future....God bless your skill-full heart. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (10/2/2016 7:29:00 AM)


    Wow, so beautiful and so meaningful.
    I get excited about the poetry in this poem
    Excellent!
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  • Kelly Kurt (7/24/2016 12:30:00 PM)


    Very nicely written, Shakil. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Edmund Strolis (2/10/2016 2:48:00 PM)


    The melancholy, very personal cloud that follows. Night sets in and the bravery and fortifications that have been made fall prey to the shadow. Those by-gone days, the familiar shadow. The suffered defeats are all laid bare here. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2015 2:47:00 PM)


    Nice imagery depicted for your readers. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/16/2015 12:03:00 AM)


    Wandering clouds in rainy season is brought up forward in this amazing composition. This is a very fantastic poem shared on love topic. Wisely penned.10 (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (12/15/2015 9:49:00 AM)


    A beautiful descriptive write....................................................... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/9/2015 3:49:00 AM)


    A familiar shadow! With the memories of life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/6/2015 10:13:00 AM)


    Nice poem with equally nice message to fight the battle of life with courage and determination without giving up to situation or circumstances.10++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2015



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