Dark Shadow

You enfold me in shadow sucking out the soul of me.

I strive to excel in your eyes, to let my spirit free.

You see no good where I stand.Only what hate  shows you.

You laugh at my efforts and criticize all I do.


Tell me I am obsessed and addicted  shout and bluster all you wish.

I have seen and heard  it all before, it is as predicted.

The tatters of my life like the rags clothing an old doll.

My soul has words yearning to be heard to make me whole.


That is why I write so these words can be free as a bird.

Why do you need to put me down,

Cast those looks at me and frown.

I spend no more time on my writing

Then you do when you are out doing your own thing.


My words need escape they need to sing.

You can scorn and chide me all you will,

Sap my strength exhaust me make me ill.

I shall write and I shall grow.


That which is inside me, is what I need to show.

Every time I have found an interest you find ways to set the blight in.

Too many times I have just given in

But no, not this time. I shall, endeavour to ignore your snipes

I shall use this gift and I shall earn my stripes.


But this means so much to me now I can’t let you win.



This is an old poem  from  November 2011 slightly  reworked. 

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. travisthetraveler
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 21:31:33

    I feel your fire! Don’t let the world take from you that which they are lacking.


  2. Paul
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 21:33:04

    Ummm, I’m glad this was an old post. I was afraid you might be feeling squished. Well written Willow, very emotive and sharp. Thank You.


  3. Lisa
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 21:37:47

    It does seem very fresh. Very powerful piece.


  4. cliffsofdover123
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 21:48:55

    Sounds like the kind of poem that Edgar Allan Poe would enjoy. Shocker! A lovely poem though!


  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 21:50:13

    This sounds like mental abuse. Whew. You’ve nailed the pain and resolution. Wow, Willow. Amazing. ❤


  6. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 23:07:07

    My words need escape they need to sing.
    You can scorn and chide me all you will,
    Sap my strength exhaust me make me ill.
    I shall write and I shall grow.

    Wow, those words give me chills.


  7. marvaseaton
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 23:22:06

    Bravo!!! Beautiful Poem!!


  8. IdealisticRebel
    Sep 03, 2014 @ 03:29:25

    Good to see you again. This is truly good. Very powerful words. Hope all is well in your life. Hugs, Barbara


  9. IdealisticRebel
    Sep 03, 2014 @ 03:29:52

    Reblogged this on idealisticrebel.


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