Your Shadows

By Quietus

You look past the woods to the darkness beyond

The withering shadows whisper your name

“Shh” they say

“Don’t make a sound, for we are the shadows who consume the darkest realms of your mind.”

“We scratch our names in your arms and paralyze your thoughts, for we are the shadows who watch you at night.”

You try to run but you don’t get very far

The insidious shadows appear beside you each time

“Don’t be afraid” they say

“Don’t try to fight, for we are the shadows who control your being.”

“We play with your strings and make you do evil things, for we are the shadows who live in your mind.”

You try to stay pure but the crave is overwhelming, like an itch you can’t scratch.

The vile shadows cut your wrists and watch you bleed

“See, you like it” they say

“Don’t try to hide the smile in your eyes, for we are the shadows who concede in you’re addiction.”

“We live in your sorrow and enjoy your pain, for we are simply…you.”

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Copyright 2011 Quietus
Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Restless Spirit On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, Restless Spirit (53)By person wrote:

    i loved this peice very nice personal deseption amazing

  • Ladyhawke On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Ladyhawke (581)By person wrote:

    Loved it. I like the story-ish quality about it. I'd like to read ur short stories. If they're even half this good, im up for em:) Keep it up, and welcome to DP:)

  • Quietus On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Quietus (83)By person wrote:

    Thanks! Maybe I will post something later :)

  • ShadowWalker On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, ShadowWalker (193)By person wrote:

    Loved it. Fantastic. Bloody perfect. Flippin' hell, this I never wanted to forget. You just made my night :) Thank you!

  • Quietus On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Quietus (83)By person wrote:

    Really? Well, thanks! I never expected to get great comments :P

  • Poetic-Realm On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Poetic-Realm (235)By person wrote:

    as I was trailing along this poem I though, "well what if the evil and deceptive shadows proved to be just you, your own deception feeding in?" but you tied it together right at the end just right, this was a good one definitely, an insanity swept dwelling into our 'pain' or lack there of, welcome to DP Quietus :]

  • Quietus On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Quietus (83)By person wrote:

    Thank you! I usually write short stories but I just started poems. This one came out pretty good :)

  • Poetic-Realm On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Poetic-Realm (235)By person wrote:

    I believe you can post short stories as well, so you should post them if you feel comfortable! and also, read the other peoples works, there are some brilliant minds plastered on the endless pages of the site and they may give you some insight into new areas of creativity :]

  • Quietus On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Quietus (83)By person wrote:

    I know, I did the "random poem" thing before I even joined, and the poems I read were amazing.

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