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Who Am I?

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I am the shadow that dances on walls,

I am the echo of the rain as it falls,

I am the scent of where you have been,

I am the feel of a touch that’s unseen.

 

I am the essence of all that you dream,

I am your fantasy both wild and extreme,

I am the yearning that scorches your soul,

I am the power that renders you whole.

 

I am the darkness that drinks from the light,

I am the hunger that burns in the night,

I am the heat that boils in your blood,

I am the breath that drowns in the flood.

 

I am the stealer of soft fallen tears,

I am the total and sum of your fears.

I am the emptiness that watches and waits,

I am your death, just as nature dictates.

 

About helenmidgley

Helen Midgley likes to think of herself as a cross between Dawn French and Kate Moss. She has been in the witness protection programme for a number of years and once lived in Brighton as a bearded mechanic called Dave! Her current incarnation is as a part-time Journalism & Media tutor at a small FE College in Yorkshire. She has survived cancer, dandruff and athlete’s foot and has a penchant for black humour and red wine.

15 comments on “Who Am I?

  1. I love ‘simple yet beautiful’ pieces like this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I like the fact that you’ve given us the chance to hear you read one of your poems. Now, I just about hear how you’d read this…it’s so beautiful, Helen.
    Ellespeth

  3. Very effective at making me see and feel. Lovely!

  4. This would make a fantastic song.

  5. WoW…that was dark. But I liked it anywho…;)

  6. Chilling! Very beautifully written, Helen 🙂

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