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Posted: November 18th. 2004 8:01:11 PM
To Own My Own Shadow
by Phronesus Disegno
Age Group: Adult
The dark side I have within
Is it really so bad?
Aspects of fear, the unknown
Experiences from the past
Which have left me scarred for life
Yet, my beautiful friends
The ones who love me anyway
They say I have no such dark side,
Though it is always apparent!
In the forefront of my being
For all to see, at all times
My dedication to Truth
Will not allow me to hide it
But why should I,
When it it so extraordinary?
It makes me who I am
A mere switch in its polarity
Gives me strength others admire
Though most do not understand;
It serves me now
Like a battery, a capacitor
It is the sum total
Of all lessons I have learned
It touches everyone I've ever met
Improving quality of life
Inspiring changes for the better
Self-confidence and esteem
Daemons now conquered
I shall never dismiss them
It is perhaps my best example
Of how to show love and mercy
Of healing, of knowledge
Of revealing true hope
Seeing outside of myself
Encouragement to seek perspective
Acceptance of differences
Loyalty and faith
The evolution of understanding
Standing by what I believe in
My dark side, ah yes...
Without it, I'd be so much less
For it serves my higher purpose,
A purpose no one can take from me:
The initiative to generate love
Where none previously existed.
The dark side I have within,
How wonderful it is --
To own my own shadow.
Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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