Adeeyoyo's Blog

I write what I feel…




Tenuous shadows from the past

Forgotten faces, faded features

Curves and angles, hair in tangles

Only recognise the eyes

With expressions of surprise

Watching, waiting, anticipating

Hard to penetrate the gloom

Through the shrouding window drapes

Into the semi-darkened room

Where Death keeps watch

That no one dare

Invade the space

Beyond the veil


©DGA 18 October 2011 15:16

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

30 thoughts on “SHADOWS

  1. Like it 🙂 keep up thhe good work!


  2. Beyond the veil… is where gloom turns to light, all is remembered, peace and joy abound.


  3. I am visualizing, a dark and gloomy hospital room, where a patient lies (terminally ill) and only sees intermittently through medicated eyes to those who come to visit…And those who visit, wishing to be anywhere else…and remember how it was, not how it be. Yes, to me the veil, is that ceiling to floor (almost) sliding sheet of “privacy.” Nicely done Denise, you got me thinking…Not an easy task that!


  4. Beautiful, Denise.

    Faces from the past do fade with age.


  5. It happens thus, indeed. And then, too, when one of the shadowy faces returns, still extant, one is amazed how the new image has also blurred!


  6. The beauty is that there are always new faces to be learned and befriended, Denise. Life moves on. Many faces in my life, too, are blurred. Some girlfriends I once had, I cannot now remember. June is glad about that!!!



  7. We are always adding (or trying to add) to our memory bank, and sometimes life is kind in that bad memories also fade. I sometimes have a very selective memory – and not always from choice. I think I do tend to block the unpleasant ones! Give my best regards to June – I know I’d feel just the same, lol!


  8. def felt…those shadows do seep back in, maybe not complete faces but enough for us to know who is there, come to play at our feelings…i think it is good we let go of some of these memories….


  9. Memories. Sometimes good, sometimes a shroud in their own right.


  10. Yes, Kate, they can be, but they can sometimes betray you.


  11. Good one Adee….a bit scary,though!


  12. sometimes it is like looking through a veil


  13. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say excellent blog!


  14. Only recognising the eyes is such a powerful image. Very dark, very compelling.


  15. Some are best forgotten, Adeeyoyo 😀


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