standing in the silence of my own shadow...


standing in the silence of my own shadow...

caught in the wind lost by time
too busy to notice my mind
on my sleeve my emotions worn
battered and bleeding ripped and torn

standing in the silence of my own shadow
the doors to my soul empty and hollow
the screams i scream go unheard
silenced cries plees and words

echoes of times resinate within
razors slicing my heart again
said before a thousand times
again and again within my rhymes

sometimes i think no one can hear
the voice that projects my fears
because with time this has to pass
how long can this possibly last

through my eyes i no longer see
the person i am supposed to be
and the thoughts i think in my mind
cast the shadows within my eyes

the mirrors shows me the ugly truth
the scars remains of what i've been through
the reflection casts a structured shell
a mask that lies all too well

but i can see past the lie
the grinning shadows in my eyes
the doors that open to my soul
devoid of who i use to know

through the wind my screams dissolve
dancing riddles i cannot solve
echoed cries only i can hear
stab and peirce within my ears

through my body the shadows creep
touching darkness inside of me
a cancer fog that kills within
infecting my body once again

the cancer fog infects my brain
slowly driving me insane
pushing me to the brink
to the edge of thoughts i don't want to think

i search to try to find the end
but words just spill again and again
like tears of blood i bleed inside
that do not dry up with time

the conclusion has to come this way...

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knight4696 commented on standing in the silence of my own shadow...


Hey Dano - This is thus my favorite so far ... I have many more to read .. but for now ... This is my favorite. You do have a way with words! I'm happy Mal told me to check out your work! She knows "good" when she see's it! Great Job! Ken

Chela commented on standing in the silence of my own shadow...


SPEECHLESS!!!! I love poems that rhyme, but poems where the poet just takes u into their's just amazing. I really admire your talent...your poems are just so different and unique!

DeepEclipse commented on standing in the silence of my own shadow...


A deep dive into the self, then coming up with much treasure. I like the line - I no longer see the person I am suppose to be- pain can twist so many of the senses. I like your rhyming style. It floats the poem along fluidly. Giving it feeling.



thank you very much for you kind words, i don't get many of them...very much appriciated!

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Dano’s Poems (150)

Title Comments
Title Comments
from an angels view 19
searching the darkness 10
a letter from santa 14
thanksgiving (acrostic) 12
the depth of... 11
ive wished 7
absentee 12
this is... 13
a journey into the dark 7
the cold of november 14
your voice 12
the yin to the yang 14
twisted 9
autumn 14
i think it happened again 11
luna~tic 19
the darkness 13
a blinding eclipse 16
the universe... 18
the wind of sorrow 14
my sorrow weeps 16
where but the dark... 12
immortal kiss 47
in a darkened room 17
our mother 7
within these flames 12
nocturnal (acrostic) classic rock 7
behind wrought iron bars 25
what i write (part 2) 8
today 17
the world in grey 6
the reality of... 5
in the shadow of a mountain 6
nothing will ever be the same 10
of cemetary dreams (and nightmare scapes) 12
next to a bed... 18
but... 15
at a funeral 12
seventeen (acrostic) 11
the fortunate one(s) 7
what did i do... 24
ashes to dust 45
dancing in the moonlight 14
disempowering the pain 14
the butterfly 10
what i write 14
sorry (i killed the after glow) 11
the humidity rises (an erotic tale) 9
pieces of light 8
the sad pumpkin &... 9
my face 12
for a long time... 14
(an explination of) distractions 6
tell me... 6
the charelston cookie tin 9
silent self destruction 8
exposed 13
the means of the day (a true valentines poem) 2
a poem about nothing... 8
blood bleeds black 7
dissecting myself 3
i will be just fine 3
the stacking of bricks 3
the complexities of depression... 4
spirits & ghosts 3
**random chaos** 2
bloodlust 3
...somethings missing... 2
15 years... 3
beauty sleeps entombed (parts 1 & 2) 3
**untitled** 2
the overstuffed closet 3
the candy dish 2
anxiety speaks 2
**untitled** 2
myself and the light 6
the fog 2
fire and tears 3
cerebral meltdown 3
sometimes i wish... 1
drawing strength from a starr... 2
**untitled** 1
the flower garden 3
nature... 1
reaching out 2
the dark and the light... 1
the insistent demon 2
sorry... 3
forgive me lover... (parts 1 & 2) 2
im so sorry... 3
**no title... just random thoughts** 1
to eternity... 2
winter wind whips... 1
tired 2
lucid dream 1
the rains came... 2
the mourning light 1
another jagged pill 1
i just cant... 1
burning within 4
inside of me 1
projected pain 1
the night... the dakness & the truth? 1
panic 2
the mourning fog 1
when the fires burn 1
through the night 1
shadow casts 0
a mournful rain 1
i cant protect me 2
my comfort place 0
an echo shifts 1
the monster 2
welcome to my life 0
the past is alive... 1
... 1
standing on the edge 2
my smile... 1
anxiety 2
my reality 0
another view... 0
untitled... 0
jagged pill 2
in the dark 1
what to do 1
how can i... 1
life... 3
a crust of pain 1
keeping me weak... 2
my dark world 3
another night of wondering 2
in the attic 4
i hold most dear 2
the me inside of me 2
another day 1
dreamed in a dream 2
a year in the life (dealing with death) 1
i look... 1
where my secrets are kept 1
a mouthful of words 2
i will not fear (when my eyes are blind) 2
i am aware (i'm already dead) 7
standing in the silence of my own shadow... 3
a blinding dark 1
growing pain 3
the longest of nights 5
... 7