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Shadow People from the Past

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Cloudy memories,

Becoming more fragile with the passing of time,

Take on a delicate flimsiness

And the people who were once so real

Become shadow people,

Glimpsed through the drapes

Shrouding the windows to the past.

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©DGA 18 October 2011 11:15

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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!

26 thoughts on “Shadow People from the Past

  1. So true. We’ve moved around so much . . . making friends, then leaving them behind . . . like so many shadows.

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  2. I have so many of those shadows. Some I miss, some I dont.

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  3. Oh Denise! I can’t tell you how much I have forgotten the names of those with whom I worked for years! My grandmother used to call it “old age and infirmary” !!

    john

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  4. This was actually quite moving, well done.

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  5. Shadow people, perfect … some are gone forever, others return another day.

    Blessings – Maxi

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  6. I seem to be clocking up more and more of these Shadow People, Denise… at first I thought it was quite funny, but now it’s getting slightly frustrating – especially when I’m talking to an old acquaintance and I just can not remember their name. I often wonder if I’m one of their Shadow People too, but it doesn’t seem like it… a good, thought provoking post this one… I like it! 😀

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    • It’s not nice to think we could be relegated to the shadows too, Tom, haha. I hate it when I can’t remember their name! I’m so glad you liked it. 😀

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  7. For me it happens with clients. They share so many of their personal details with me.. they feel very connected to me. And when I see them sometime later.. I cannot remember their names. I feel terrible when this happens.

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  8. Strange how it happens that way, when they were so much part of our lives.

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  9. And we too become Shadow People, perhaps already are for some.

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  10. true…and often the events themselves either become greater or a whole lot more tolerable than they once were…

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  11. As they are now, so shall we be, as time marches on. Such is life Denise.
    A thoughtful post, as is your norm.

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  12. I was just thinking about that today – how my memories and feelings are fading, of people I used to be very close too – good poem adeeyoyo – quite evocative.

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  13. Adeeyoyo, the poem is heartfelt and conveys profound sensitivities. Keep penning, you are so gifted with poetry. Cheers.

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