And lo though I walk through this life with no regret

the shadows they follow me still

the past is gone but unforgotten as yet

it lingers at the corners against my will


And lo though I walk knowing it is better now

the stitches of the wounds remain

to completely erase rewind forget somehow

these things I cannot yet attain


And lo though I walk in love and light

the darkness that once was creeps in and out

even though I resist with all my might

just  a little twinge just a little doubt


And lo though I walk renewed and stronger

the shadows remain just out of reach

wishing them gone to be here no longer

but there are still lessons they must teach

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IsabeauDanjou1981
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 18:55:47

    Lingering at the corners of one’s will… what a remarkable way to understand these shadows of the past. Thankyou Deborah


  2. leezacoleman
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 17:50:19

    You got this just right! “Look back, just don’t stare” is one way I’ve heard it expressed. Move on, live in today’s joys, but accept the presence of yesterday’s scars as what they are and for what they still have to tell us. Brilliantly poetically expressed. I love this piece, Deborah. “Shadows” is just what they are – changing size and position and degree of illumination as we need them! Excellent.


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