Shadows …

Beneath my skin, lies a hiding man,
Unsure of what is left to do,
Stepped back from life again,
To try an’ rediscover m’self-true,
Thoughts of the long path l have taken,
In life to just see a fresh morning,
Where upon again, l can awaken,
And not be shadowed by the hauntings,
Of journey’s that have brought me,
Here, Where l am now …
Frightened to be,
Open to those who place me on show,
Stripped myself down to my soul,
And looked deep within
To try and understand the hollow,
Meaning of memories of time forsaken?
The rudeness of life and all that is so,
Have made me to be who l am,
But my eyes, are opened now,
An’ with purpose do l walk again as man,
For now l must recreate a new identity,
That sits with me with care,
Comfortable it must be,
So with others again l can share,
Who l was, when happiness was mine!
Shadows of my former self,
Drift slowly away back into time,
And now, yes now
The old me can be shelved.

© Rory Matier 2012


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