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Faceless Shadow

December 17, 2011
By Plain-Jane ELITE, Grandview, Missouri
Plain-Jane ELITE, Grandview, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"And the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their Shepherd. He will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 7:17

The winter ice is as cold as my soul.
No one should be alone on Christmas.
Yet, this is what happens, every year.
Trudging through the snow-laden streets,
Shivering despite the coat hugging my shoulders.
In an attempt to console myself, I whisper secrets in the air.
“I need no one. Self-reliance is my only friend.”
But inside the frozen heart, truth blazes undiminished.
The loneliness will not leave me be.
I need someone to care.
They focus on each other.
No one gives a faceless shadow a second glance,
For this is what I am to them.
Another Christmas passes by, taunting my lowly estate.
A harsh reminder that happiness and cheer only disguise selfishness and sadness.

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on Jan. 8 2012 at 4:27 pm
Fabala_G BRONZE, Broomfield, Colorado
1 article 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Try to learn to breathe deeply,
really to taste food when you eat,
and when you sleep, really to sleep.
Try as much as possible to be
wholly alive, with all your might,
and when you laugh, laugh like hell,
and when you get angry, get good
and angry. Try to be alive. You will
be dead soon enough."
William Saroyan

I love how HUMAN this is! Fantastic capture of what you were trying to say! Love it!