Heavy Shadow

Yesterday was a hard day.

Heavy Shadow

Riddle me sideways

and bring me your smile.

Catch me like a new day

and speak truth to my tears.

Shed the heavy shadow,

gaining weight with each movement,

and tell me that tomorrow will be easier for me.

 

© 2012 Christy Birmingham

This is christyb, today is a new day.

Riddle

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32 thoughts on “Heavy Shadow

  1. Matthew Abuelo

    Hey Christy:

    My only comment for this piece has to come by combining two different quotes from two different writers, Charles Bukowski and Hubert Selby JR.
    “It is the greatest fight you’ll ever know” “Its worth the price of admission.” The meaning of both lines is that one must accept the challenges of being a writer the price that comes with it.

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    1. christyb Post author

      Hey Matt, absolutely I agree that the life of the writer can bring difficult decisions and sacrifices. My day was not the best yesterday as a friend passed away suddenly. These events really put into focus what is important for us. Thanks for stopping by Matt, you always offer wonderful background as a poet yourself.

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  2. Julie Catherine

    (((Christy))) I don’t remember who wrote it, but there’s a quote I often use to try to stay positive: “Each day is a new opportunity to rewrite the ending.” (or words to that effect) I’m sorry yesterday was a hard day for you – but it did produce a lovely poem, and that, at least, is something good. Today is a new day; and I hope it’s a wonderful one! Sending you love, hugs, and lots of positive energies. ~ Julie xox

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    1. christyb Post author

      Awe, thanks Julie. I wish you lived closer so we could have real hugs! Yes we never know when the poetic instinct will kick in, I wrote the poem shortly before I fell asleep last night. I like your quote, I hope you don’t mind if I borrow it to use myself when I need it. Your kind words are appreciated xx

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    1. christyb Post author

      Thank-you Miro. I enjoyed the poem and left you a comment on the post. Indeed, I will focus on the positive and look back to your poem if I seem to lose my way. Peace for you as well.

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    1. christyb Post author

      Hi Marc, yes indeed. A friend passed away unexpectedly and I was working through my emotions. I wrote the poem shortly before I fell asleep last night. Thanks for stopping by MB, and I look forward to chatting with you tomorrow.

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  3. Jeff

    It was a beautiful poem, and I’m sorry to hear about your friend. That happened to me many years ago. To this day, I still struggle with the emotions. Prayers and hugs for your day.

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    1. christyb Post author

      Jeff, how kind of you to stop by and comment. Thank-you for your kind words. Yes I am remembering her kind spirit today and how she would want me to keep smiling.

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    1. christyb Post author

      Red, I have left you a comment on your article. Thank-you for steering me that way. I am at a loss for words but my body language would speak volumes about how much I do care for you.

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  4. Jane Carroll

    Christy,
    So sad for your loss but find it so comforting that you have the ability to put your emotions on paper…to find a space for them…give them room…so that they don’t get lost in the darkness.

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    1. Christy Post author

      Hi Jane, thank-you for your kindness here. Putting words to my emotions has helped me through dark times and given me hope for the light that is to come.

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  5. hilal achmar

    Yes, I hope tomorrow will be easier and better for you. 🙂
    So that we do not lose, to make this day easier and better than yesterday, and tomorrow is easier and better than today, is hard, is not it? ……… 🙂

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