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The Oversized Shadow

A Poem on being Overwhelmed

By Michelle LiewPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
The Oversized Shadow
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Shadows can be overwhelming. You may feel as though you don't have the right to protest in view of it's sheer size. If you've a friend who has a shadow that overwhelms you, it's time to step into the light. 

Being overshadowed by others is never a comfortable feeling. You feel that you have so much worth, but it's hardly ever your turn to make good or shine. 

What should we do if a shadow becomes too big for its black boots? We assert ourselves in no equivocal terms. Besides learning to say no, we can say how we feel about being constantly overwhelmed  and set our boundaries. 

Enjoy! It's free verse day. 


Too large

Looming over



From within

Its murky 


Step into

The light

Shadow has

No line

With boldness

Clearly define

Many hands push

Force one's form

Out of Shadow's Misshape

Into light's grace

One's form turns

And learns 

To lift 

A hand 




About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Gargie S Anand4 months ago

    That's a great composition

  • Anna 4 months ago

    Such a creative poem!

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