Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 29 July 2012)
Once again here is my offering to ‘Picture It & Write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
Shadows; they were as shadows in my mind.
I tried, I stumbled, I fumbled with those shadows in my mind.
Were they real? Were they real?
I didn’t know; I only knew they would not leave.
They held me as a prisoner. They tortured me.
They returned when I would least expect it.
They demeaned me. They were me.
I grew to understand them as I knew myself.
They were me and yet, they weren’t.
Somewhere deep inside me they lay.
Somewhere, where the sunlight did not shine; they lay in wait.
In my darkest moments they would appear.
Shadows; in my mind.