Abdul Wahab

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The Sinister Shadow

When I walk alone in the meadow,
The only company of me is my shadow.
So we talk to each other like a padow.
As he has many qualities to endow.
Without failure he has the power to follow.


When I make a ring of smoke by puffing a cigar
He does the same but consciously suppresses the fire.
His activities are nothing but on me a big blow,
He has a sinister design and to disendow
He is heavenly cursed and a ninja ghost
He is the dusky and the obscure most
Now I do not have a shadow of doubt
So immediately I kicked him out.
I am now frightened of my own shadow.
If he still manages to follow
No option left to me but to blaze or glow.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Poem Edited: Thursday, June 7, 2012

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  • Rony Sk (3/16/2012 12:38:00 AM)

    Good poem. Yes, I like it very much........

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  • Rafaad RoslanRafaad Roslan (3/10/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    This is somehow very interesting, not only you tried to recapture the true meaning of dejection but you transferred the later meaning in a very Gothic approach. I'm not doubting that there is in any way a hidden meaning and a very fine target thoroughly mentioned in this poem. Good job, keep on writing. :)

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  • Wahab AbdulWahab Abdul (3/1/2012 6:33:00 AM)

    the shadow can copy everything of me, even the smoke but he can not copy the fire and the fire which is inside me, he willingly suppress the fire...and more take the philosophical meaning of shadow....then the meaning of the poem is clear.

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  • Neela Nath Das (3/1/2012 6:21:00 AM)

    Yes, Dejection makes a person think negative. Your poem is very nice.

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  • Sankaran AyyaSankaran Ayya (3/1/2012 6:05:00 AM)

    Your shadow up to cigar is o k Then you give sinister design to your shadow
    and want to covey something. Your shadow philosophy is not clear to me
    Wahap
    -KAVIN CHARALAN

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  • Rishit DesaiRishit Desai (3/1/2012 2:33:00 AM)

    a little too dark for my taste......but some very good thoughts.....i liked the first two paras immensely.

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  • Danny Draper (3/1/2012 2:32:00 AM)

    An interesting concept and some nice imagery.

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  • Pheko Motaung (2/29/2012 11:45:00 PM)

    Brilliant poem! You're gifted and you're poems are outstanding we look forward to more of yur magnificent offerings.Wishing you the best.Thank you very much.

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  • Rm. Shanmugam ChettiarRm. Shanmugam Chettiar (2/29/2012 11:44:00 PM)

    a well conceived and well worded poem. thanks

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  • Michael WilliamsMichael Williams (2/29/2012 11:06:00 PM)

    This is interesting. So the shadow is the darker side of it all portraid here. One of Freauds contituants Jyung I think it was said something like we should explore our darker side to find our full self. So here you glow to rid yourself of the darker side. Does the you walking have a darker side or was it dismissed with the shadow. I like this poem it brings some new thoughts to mind. Thank you for inviteing me to read

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  • Brittney Miller (2/29/2012 10:01:00 PM)

    Thank you....I enjoyed it very much very good

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  • Wahab AbdulWahab Abdul (2/29/2012 9:16:00 AM)

    ''what if shadow deceives? '....we have to blaze or glow.

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  • Shahzia BatoolShahzia Batool (2/29/2012 8:21:00 AM)

    stoics or introverts...or people who are not gregarious by nature like their own company, , , under their own shadow...such topic has always been favorite among poets...miss dickinson's...my soul selects her own society..is an example, though a bit different...but...what if shadow deceives....? ? ?

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/29/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Good imagination, but you could have avoided the ring part, because smoking is injurious to health and you might have used incense or something of that sort.

    I really enjoyed the concept of this poem..

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  • Woo Who (2/28/2012 11:27:00 AM)

    Very well written indeed, and with a nice rhyme. Excellent job, my friend.

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  • Ekaterina M. PolischukEkaterina M. Polischuk (2/27/2012 11:49:00 AM)

    wow, good mystic story.) I like such poems where a poet looks at himself from another side))) i like you style of writing and hope i`ll enjoy your poems for a long time))) keep it up

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (2/26/2012 2:12:00 PM)

    A deep and spiritually touching write that is well crafted and clearly shows your great potential in the Poetry World! 10+++ Keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City!

    http: //www.romeodellavalle.com

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  • Dave Walker (2/26/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    I love this, a really great poem, a great write.

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