Wasted Shadow Poem by Scarlett Treat

Wasted Shadow

Rating: 3.8

Don't laugh at me,
You dark shadow!
Get behind me
Where you belong.

I won't allow you
To take over my life.
I won't let you
Laugh at my misery.

Don't even twinkle
Your eyes at me,
Or try to remind me
Of who I used to be!

Other shadows drift along
The sidewalk as they should,
Slipping home through moonlight,
Dreaming in the starlight.

So, stop your
Stupid smiling, Shadow!
Get behind me
Where you belong!

I am really
So used up
I don't even need
A shadow anymore.


Tailor Bell 16 September 2006

sometimes you just need to pull yourself together without distraction or negativity. strong work. -Tailor

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Alison Cassidy 17 September 2006

This is a great read, Scarlett. I love the way you have used rage to rid yourself of your demons - the dark shadow of your despair. Good strong write. You tell em kid. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Nalini Hebbar 17 September 2006

scarlett...a beautiful sad poem...youth has nothing to do with age...you are as young as your heart/mind is...always ahead of your shadow...a great thought...loved it...nalini

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Ernestine Northover 17 September 2006

This is great Scarlett. A lovely poem about your shadow, which we all tend to forget we've got, even when the sun comes out. I love your explanation here. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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Linda Hepner 17 September 2006

Absolutely, move on into the noonday sun!

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Richard Dates 06 January 2022

I think I've met this shadow or perhaps its cousin.

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Esther Leclerc 12 May 2007

Dudette, you'll never be used up no matter how much of yourself you pour out! Such is the strength of your spirit. A terrific little write; how did it slip past me? ! Esther : ]

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Chuck Audette 01 December 2006

Great little poem, made me smile, especially the last stanza. Was it Peter Pan who was always having troubles with his shadow? Ha, your secret identity is revealed! -chuck

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David Dennis 16 November 2006

Thats a good line - 'So used up that I dont need a shadow.'

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Melvina Germain 12 November 2006

This is an excellent poem, a great deal of sadness flows here. My dear Scarlett, you could never be used up. ---Melvina--

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