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  • Lorraine Johnson

[36] In The Shadow

In the shadow, we lie awake—

It's when we blossom and plan our dreams,

or fall into sadness or deep madness,

as the ebbs and flows open gates,

and reveal a life we long await.

In the shadow, we find a place

that reveals a heart that beats and leans—

to seek a hand that never leaves

no matter the calling of humble needs.

In the shadow, we learn to love—

the life given to each of us.


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