World of Shade

world of shade

Buried beneath these daily interactions
silent struggles wait to be discovered
Lies we portray as truth in transactions
are waiting to reveal flaws yet uncovered

While it’s true introspection can frighten,
pride and impatience and this failure to grow
impede efforts and ways to enlighten
Call out each open secret, let it go

Planted in a community garden
these once silent battles will diminish
Locked in arms with wishes of self-pardon
together we will race toward the finish

No longer alone, no longer afraid
We are one, allies in a world of shade

photo: Pixabay
prompt: #OctPoWriMo – Day 26


  1. That finale was so perfect for this poem.
    When I read the title, I was thinking of shade in terms of shadows, but just before I started reading I asked was shade used in its modern term. Delighted to have my question answered in this excellent poetry.

    Such a pleasure to read. So real and full of our current world.

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