Sunday, October 16, 2011

shall I forgive the shadows

Shall I forgive the shadows
dancing at my feet,
Sorry I'm not ready to go
despite bursting shivers over my shoulder,
I drop a bolt of light
to generate a jolt of comprehension,
Reoccurring insults gather
in the hoops of your broken soul,
Emotional dramas cause topples,
I'm not ready to dance yet,
Hold your horses,
So and so...

24 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I can relate to this, people who have insulted me especially family I am not ready to dance either.

Loved the verse.
Yvonne.

shoelessboywonder said...

Very moving piece you have here. Shadows of figures already past? Possibly to the dance of the dead? No I'm not ready to dance but sometimes the music can be relaxing.

Susie Clevenger said...

Shall I forgive the shadows...strong words..I have had to forgive some of mine to obtain freedom...great work!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Very moving piece indeed. Well done

brenda w said...

Those jolts of comprehension can just about knock you over. Excellent write. I love this one.

Teresa Marie said...

How lovely!! My favorite phrase is, "in the hoops of your broken soul" great, great, great! Blessings, Terri

Heaven said...

sometimes we need to forgive the shadows lurking in our hearts...

a meaningful share...

Other Mary said...

Shall I forgive the shadow...much easier said than done in my experience. A thought-provoking write, thanks.

Andy said...

Hello.
Forgiving is not easy to do, but it uses up too much energy & time being mad.

To forgive is to be humble, for it takes strength of steel to be humble. However, just because we forgive, doesn't mean we forget.

Thought-provoking sentiments indeed.
Thanks for sharing.

Bashful Lady

halfwaybetweenthegutter said...

'Shall I forgive the shadows' - very powerful. I can relate to this, but can't really find the words to explain why. Wonderful writing.

Caroline said...

Excellent piece !! Very moving
Love it

The Old Raven said...

Moving, pained ... beautifully penned.

robin said...

yes, forgive them... they are doing what you taught them to do, and protecting you. set them free

pure2core said...

Very strong and realistic feeling engulfed by chaos and decision of clarity superb...

Nanka said...

"Emotional dramas cause topples" so for peace forgiving the shadows is forgetting the discord too and you dance to the harmonies in life for progress and a pleasing and consistent whole!!
Nice one Cello Strings!!

Mary said...

I truly loved that ending:

"Hold your horses,
So and so...."

Well wordled!

Laurie Kolp said...

Sad- "Reoccurring insults gather
in the hoops of your broken soul"... sometimes it's best to let go and move forward.

blackswanpoetry said...

very nice....very relatable

allyson jude said...

Shall I forgive the shadows?
Ah perhaps.

http://fifteen-minutes-after-sunset.com/2011/10/17/after-midnight/

gautami tripathy said...

Great writing...

hanging my head

Ann LeFlore said...

It is hard to forgive them and if you do will they do it again that one is hard to say keep going this is so well penned
http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/18/mirror-of-truth/

Traci B said...

Great transparency here - we know we need to forgive, but forgiving doesn't necessarily mean acting like the wrong never happened. My former pastor was fond of saying, "If someone hits you with a 10-foot pole, move 11 feet away and love them from there." In other words, forgive, but be wise enough not to put yourself in that situation again if possible.

tinkwelborn said...

Will the speaker, or will the speak not?
the speaker feels something awry…shadows.
keep dropping those bolts of light!! I say.
careful!
good poem…very good. thank you.

Maureen Walsh said...

Really love this poem. Thank you. My first visit your blog and love the name 'Cello Strings'