Shadows Of Life

by Ann Stareyes   Mar 27, 2006

Within these shadows of Life
There stands a wall of fear
Sadness of growing older
Clinging to youth so dear.

Happiness resides deep within
Trying to live day to day
So many emotions to face
Trying to cope in my own way.

Tears come and they go
Weakness I feel
Strength sometimes hard to find
So much to deal with.

I need to climb back to the top
Of that mountain I have lived
Escape from these shadows
And behind this wall of fear.


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  • 13 years ago

    by Lost Soul 691

    You give so much of yourself to others, let yourself lean on them and rejuvenate! Take care.

  • 13 years ago

    by Cuddles

    I say you besiege the wall and topple it over. Fear gets to us all, but once you get past that wall you'll be okay. Wonderful poem, Ann!

    hoping you're okay,

  • 13 years ago

    by Jeff

    Loved this piece,Good job

  • 13 years ago

    by Amanda

    Ann, what can I say? I'm not too god on advice but I luv u girl and i'm always here. You have been so great to my life - you're just like a mum to me at times and i'm grateful, i really am. You'll be fine i'm sure and you are such a great person and a wonderful writer. I'll always be here for you, always xxxx

  • 13 years ago

    by Angie

    Oh Ann, I so relate to this write since I know what you are talking about...... you know that you can talk to me anytime! We must be strong at this time in our lives, I know, easier said than done, but we must not cave into it.... its a part of life that we can not change and something we must go through to get to the next plateau..... be strong, take it one day at a time and write, write whatever is on your mind...... doesn't matter if it makes since to anyone but yourself...... I love ya girl, I am here for you whenever you need me. This is truly a wonderful write filled with many emotions and changes.....

    Smiles, Hugs and Love, Angela