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Daylight Can Wait

Welcome The Shadows

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Daylight Can Wait
Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash

Phantom shadows pierce the light

That linger down the hall

Creating diamond shaped reflections

Cascading, dripping down the wall


My mind drifts off to places

I have never seen before

A maraud of new emotions

Crowding through my ravaged soul


Messages held deep inside

Memories of long ago

Release with long lost pleasures

Of a time I used know


Like stepping off into the water

Bubbles rising to the top

Coolness gently soothes my skin

Happiness - an inside job


I rollover, grab my pillow

Daylight can wait awhile for me

While I dream about the shadows

Sleeping in my room for free

surreal poetry

About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • sleepy draftsabout a year ago

    I love this! Wonderful work, as always. <3

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Lovely!!! Left some love!!!💕💖😊

  • Julia Schulzabout a year ago


  • Gina C.about a year ago

    Beautifully worded. I especially liked these lines "Daylight can wait awhile for me While I dream about the shadows"; sometimes we do need to stay in our darkness and shadows for a bit to get to a brighter spot ❤️

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Beautiful piece. Well done.

  • J. S. Wadeabout a year ago

    Oooo. Beautiful and surreal yet real. ❤️

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