Protective Shadows


  • iLuvPoetryJACOB
  • Poetry will always emerge out of the shadows of depression, shining like a star in the scarcity of light.

Protective Shadows

I walk around on the streets
With the sun glaring in my eyes
My muddy coat, dirty hair
People look
People stare

I stare at the sun with a frown
What makes me so different?
Just a child that has no home
No family to love
How is that so wrong?

Is there a place where I am loved?
Where I can smile and I can laugh
Where I have food on a plate
And clean water in a cup?
And most importantly

A pair of arms that keep me warm
When I am scared and confused
I wish that people wouldn’t stare
Like I have committed a crime
I wanted to be alone

A place where I am not seen or noticed
And then the sun sets
My time to forget
All things that I have seen
And all the words that I have heard

My time to walk when there is no one there
No one to look and stare
A single man walks by
Unaware of the child in the shadows
Protected by the darkness

He doesn’t look at me
Not even a glance
It feels good to not be resented
Or stared at as if I’m on display
I am free in these protective shadows

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When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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