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.


Esther Leclerc 01 October 2006

How did I miss this...? Scarlett, your spirit could never be suppressed; your light will overcome every shadow. 'Used up'? As if! ! ! Much love to you, Esther : ]

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R H 30 September 2006

Staying ahead of your shadow, standing out not blending in, allowing light to enhance you, behold, you'll always win! Scarlett, your poetic voice came through loud and clear, a powerful and eloquent piece. Justine

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Anna Russell 25 September 2006

No Scarlett, you belong out in the light. Wonderful poem. Hugs Anna xxx

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Sylvia Spencer 21 September 2006

Scarlett such a beautiful piece of work it really has so much depth and content, in some parts it was so moving and sad Cheers Rosie

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Duncan Wyllie 21 September 2006

The shadow will part and the light wil burst through Thankyou for this one Love duncan

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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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