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Shadow Self

A poem

By The Writing Witch โœจ๐ŸŒ— (Joelle)Published 15 days ago โ€ข 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023
Shadow Self
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The world

Teaches us to cringe at ourselvesโ€“

Hiding, escaping

From the people we really are


Only to wake up one day and wonder

Why we donโ€™t feel whole.


Begin the journey

Of crawling back

Toward yourself

And you will find

That there was never a piece missingโ€“


It was only cast in shadow

performance poetry

About the Creator

The Writing Witch โœจ๐ŸŒ— (Joelle)

There is gold in every piece of your story โœจ

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  • Sugan Ya 8 days ago

    Nice work... I loved it

  • Margaret Brennan11 days ago

    GREAT writing and thought. My parents always told me to "put your best foot forward", I needed to "make a good impression". Now at the age of 76, I realize how much time I wasted trying to fit the image I thought others should see. Now? (please forgive my language), I don't give a damn! What you see is what you get. I'm a much happier person. Your poem really hit home.

  • Dana Stewart12 days ago

    Absolutely love this! So much truth here. Thank you for shining the light.

  • Katrina Cain12 days ago

    I love this. I love shadow work and it's nice to see a poem that reflects it ๐Ÿ˜† fantastic work.

  • Facts-โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ Congratulations on your Top Story๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  • Beautifully written ๐Ÿค And a magically hopeful ending ๐Ÿค Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Congratulations on Top Story โœจ๐Ÿฅณ Iโ€™m so glad I get to read it again - I realise I was super tired last time I was hereโ€ฆ this felt like the first time I read this ๐Ÿ™ˆโœจ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Cathy holmes12 days ago

    Wow. This is beautiful. Congrats on the TS.

  • Novel Allen12 days ago

    You are fired up, OUCH! I always say, the more you write, the more the words resonate far beyond that which we thought ourselves capable of. This is like that metamorphosis of which you spoke.

  • Paul Stewart12 days ago

    Congrats on a fine top story, Joelle!

  • Donna Renee12 days ago

    Beautiful work, Joelle!! I love how the ending just feels so absolutely true after reading your words. Congratulations on the TS โ˜บ๏ธ.

  • Kristen Balyeat13 days ago

    Yes! Another wonderful piece, Joelle! Perfectly stated and so true๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ซ

  • Novel Allen14 days ago

    So much truth here Joelle. I think this was written for me ๐Ÿ˜. Your words are so close to home. Beautifully said.

  • This was extremely powerful and uplifting! Very well done!

  • Extremely wise words, especially for one so young.

  • I really loved that, the positive message and hopefulness. Very nice and well articulated!

  • โœ๏ธ The beautiful truth of this is liberating. ๐Ÿ‘

  • Great! Terrific work!

  • So true! Well done โค๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

  • Darkos15 days ago

    So Bright !

  • Paul Stewart15 days ago

    This is great, Joelle! Very nicely done!

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