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Temporary Shadows

Eclipse Acrostic

By Cathy holmesPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Photo by Taylor Smith Unsplash

Every fulfillment

caresses the shadows,

leaving feathered kisses of gratitude

in that place where it learned that

possibilities still exist through the impossible, that the

sun will shine again through the darkness, and that

emptiness is just as temporary as the shadows obscuring the light.


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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • L.C. Schäfer16 days ago

    This feels like a reassuring hug. I love the reminder that emptiness and shadows are temporary.

  • Jazzy about a month ago

    let me tell you "feathered kisses of gratitude" gave me chills

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    How utterly lovely and freeing in a way. You're a beautiful genius :)

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    What an incredible last line! Excellent acrostic, Cathy!

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Beautifully done, great entry!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Wonderfully inspirational piece, Cathy! Great job!

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Soothing for the soul; loved it Cathy!

  • Joe O’Connorabout a month ago

    I like the uplifting message behind this one Cathy, and the idea that “ emptiness is just as temporary”😊

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This was extremely powerful and optimistic! Stunning work!

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago


  • Delightful!🤩

  • Heather Zieffle about a month ago


  • Daphsamabout a month ago

    Well done!!!

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    This is so beautifullt done, my friend, and the last line brings it together so well! 🤗❤️

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    I adore the optimism. Melancholy sunny side up. Right up my street. ❤️

  • TheSpinstressabout a month ago

    This is beautiful and inspirational, and the flow is fantastic! I would barely have noticed it was an acrostic because the transitions between lines are so smooth.

  • Lacy Loar-Gruenlerabout a month ago

    Oh, Cathy, this is beautiful! So hopeful and the words just perfect!

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Stunning work! Very inspirational!!!!!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Nailed it!!! 💕❤️❤️

  • Catherine Nyomendaabout a month ago

    that 'emptiness is just as temporary as the shadows obscuring the light', is what I needed to hear today. You delivered this so well Cathy!

  • Jay Kantorabout a month ago

    Hi-C ~ Thank you for instilling in us a sun-shiny-day ~ j.in.l.a.

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    You've left me uplifted and slightly breathless. Lovely!

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Beautiful!!! ‘Feathered kisses of gratitude’ loved that line.

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