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#313203 - 12/06/09 04:22 PM I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night
MADcHATTER Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Tennessee
I like the shadows that feed on the night
they conceal me in their cool embrace
they scatter my morning and its first light
then retreat to the corners and doorways
where I remain hidden from sight

I like the shadows that feed on the night
not as dark or deep as they appear
like the total darkness that destroys the light
and the blackness that held my fear
in the nothingness where I fight

I like the shadows that feed on the night
that twilight sleep where children still play
the veil before the gateway of fright
darkness conceals truth from the day
the shadows only make it seem right

I like the shadows that feed on the night
though they held for me my doom
all thought of decent, proper or right
was lost when it entered my room
from the darkness where it would strike

I like the shadows that feed on the night
they became a doorway through which I pass
out from the darkness and into the light
where I live every day like my last
and I no longer fear the night

I like the shadows that feed on the night
they conceal me in their cool embrace
from here I can see both darkness and light
and choose where I will quicken or slow my pace
and which side on which I will fight

I like the shadows that feed on the night
Here or there makes no nevermind
I fight against anothers sin
because in the end my friends
It really is not they who win
unless we give up and let them

It is what we choose for ourselves
The shadow, the night or the light!
wether you return or stay
in the daytime or the darkness
has always been for you to decide
for me, I choose the middle way...

I like the shadows that feed on the night...

(Thank you many_mees for contributing to this poem!)



Edited by MADcHATTER (12/06/09 04:38 PM)
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#313214 - 12/06/09 05:17 PM Re: I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night [Re: MADcHATTER]
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Registered: 05/20/08
Posts: 2826
Loc: Denver, CO
My God, you guys should become professional poets!!! Get you a theater gig in Greenwich Village, there would be a line of high-rollers out the door, cash in hand, snapping-up all of your little over-priced Chinese-made trinkets, just like down at Walmart!!!

It was that good,

Mark

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#320687 - 01/30/10 10:14 AM Re: I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night [Re: MADcHATTER]
MADcHATTER Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Tennessee
Thanks trucker51. I miss the ole Coffee Shop days!

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#320763 - 01/30/10 10:12 PM Re: I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night [Re: MADcHATTER]
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Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2466
Loc: UK
Wow, very well constructed and deep poem! thanks for sharing.
I'm always amazed at the imagery, as survivors, we often draw upon. Contrasting between light and dark, night and days. This kind of powerful imagery is certainly ingrained in the human mind.

Lewis

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#320813 - 01/31/10 01:52 PM Re: I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night [Re: king tut]
MADcHATTER Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Tennessee
Very true. I tried to relate how both my horror and my salvation came out of the shadows. One from the darkness on one side of the shadow and the other from light the other side of the shadow. The shadows are usually grey neutral places. This is where I find myself these days and like my life is where I found balance. Not whole like I would be growing up in the light, not totally destroyed and twisted as I should be living in the dark.

I cannot change what happened or ever forget it. But I can remember with clarity what I have learned and grow from that. If i can do it without being totally in one or the other then I will have achieved a balance. And isnt that what we're striving for?

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#346264 - 11/25/10 08:12 PM Re: I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night [Re: MADcHATTER]
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Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Tennessee
Any other thoughts?

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#355637 - 03/05/11 01:21 PM Re: I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night [Re: MADcHATTER]
MADcHATTER Offline


Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Tennessee
I like this one!

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#457048 - 12/18/13 10:47 PM Re: I Like The Shadows That Feed On The Night [Re: MADcHATTER]
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Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3339
Loc: O Kanada
there was always a desire to dwell in a deep dugout of darkness.
the seductive safety, security and secrecy of shadows.
covered and cloaked in the claustrophobic comfort of a cozy blanket of black.
the illusion of invincibility in invisibility.
the charm of being hidden from harm.
as long as i was the only one concealed in the keep.

if i sensed or imagined another presence,
sharing my shelter,
i would become terrified and feel trapped.


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