Friday, 11 February 2011

Shadows - Thursday Think Tank Prompt 35

Poets United holds a weekly poetry prompt.
This weeks prompt is shadows


SHADOWS

You lived in shadows
shut down
hidden
denied
I never even knew
you were there
until that day
you screamed
and screamed
pounding your fists
demanding to be heard
and now
as I look back
I'm thankful
so thankful
I listened.

18 comments:

jabblog said...

This is powerful and raises so many questions. Beautifully done:-)

Susannah said...

I really, really like this. So glad you listened. Wonderful. :-)

Rashmi said...

It's been sometime you have written poetry...Beautifully done..
Are you talking about poetry in the shadaows by any way ?

Alice said...

I love it.
From a fellow fist-pounding screamer. ;-)

Martin (starwatcher521) said...

Sometimes it is worthwhile to open your ears to the unknown and to the unpleasant. Thank you for leading me here - I will surely return.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for this one. It reminded me of so many things and times in my own past. You might want to post this to We Write Poems prompt for this week. I know that you have inspired my thoughts in that direction.

Elizabeth

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

A very nice poem. Nice to know that you found a freedom, from within those shadows.

Best wishes,
Eileen

flaubert said...

Deborah, one must be heard. I like the progression of this.

Pamela

Mary said...

This is a strong poem, Deborah. It makes me think of the 'person' many of us have living deep within us, the person who arises when unexpected!

Mamma has spoken said...

I wish I was a screamer. Instead I deal with the stress in other negative ways :o(

Deborah said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by and your comments x

Ella said...

I like how out of the shadow the emotions surfaced and were heard!
Well Done~

Sandra said...

I'm so jealous of those souls who are deep and thinky...yes, that's you. I'm jealous. I can do a "roses are red, violets are blue," but it won't even make sense...

Peggy said...

Very nice work. Makes one wonder about the story behind the words--many possible interpretations.

trisha said...

this is beautiful. very beautiful and touching. thank god you listened.

trisha

Deborah said...

Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments x :o)

David said...

I like it when the writer doesn't explain evry detail. It leaves room for imagination. Thank-you.

Deborah said...

Thank you David :o)