Dancing in the Shadows

Reality she feigns so well

Till the closet doors slam shut

A sureness of the truth becomes

A feeling from the gut


She’s dancing in the shadows

Tar running through her veins

Weaving webs of gossamer

Till nothing pure remains


Just then her hushed emotions

Tucked carefully away

Go screeching to the hills

As night follows on from day


The darkness wears disguises

Where her heart and soul had been

Closely guarded secrets

Always clever, never seen


And the devil burns so brightly

When the skeletons come out

The enigma slowly surfacing

Until there is no doubt

Author: Ellie Thompson

Writing my memoirs, musings, a little fiction and a lot of poetry as a way of exploring and making the most of my life ... ... Having had a break from writing my blog for more than three years, I decided to return to write my memoirs, some day-to-day observations, views and feelings. My passion is non-fiction poetry. I have a disability and use an electric powerchair called Alfie and let nothing get in the way of living life to the full. I believe that you can never do a kindness too soon and should give credit where credit is due. A smile or a kind word could make the difference between a good or bad day for a person - we never know what's going on for another soul. Those little things, perhaps, practised daily like a mantra, could mean so much to someone else. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading a little more about me. Please, make yourself at home here. You are very welcome. Ellie x 😊

29 thoughts on “Dancing in the Shadows”

  1. It is quite refreshing to read (and hear in my imagination?) your candor behind wonderful, profound poetry Ellie. Too often we swim cordial shallowness, not really connecting with others in impactful, meaningful ways. You, Madame, are NOT one of those people! ❣️πŸ₯°

    I look forward to more of your refreshing candor. 😊

    1. Thank you, Dwain, for your very kind and observant thoughts on my poetry. I am honoured by your words. I find writing very cathartic (especially lately), although I sometimes have doubts that it’s what others want to hear. However, I ‘need’ to write at the moment. Maybe I’m being a little self-indulgent; I’m not sure. As I think I’ve said before, the only way I know how to write is with complete honesty and from my heart and deepest soul. Thanks again, dear friend x πŸ¦’πŸ’•πŸ˜˜

      1. You say…

        …although I sometimes have doubts that it’s what others want to hear.

        I was JUST going through my blog’s Favorite Quotes page for someone else and I have this one for you Ellie:

        β€œPatterning your life around other’s opinions is nothing more than slavery.”
        β€” Lawana Blackwell

        Self-indulgent? Perhaps. But it’s a balance that’s good and right for each of us. And sometimes that balance can or needs to be a bit one-sided depending on what life is throwing at us. But what you are excelling at Ellie is COMMUNICATING it—you, yourself and situation, which directly or indirectly can and often does do others around you a world of good too! 😊 And you’re articulating it beautifully!

        My, my WOMAN! Keep indulging yourself while indulging US with your heart & soul!!! PLEASE!!! 😍

    1. Thank you again, Sam. Coming from such a good writer as yourself, I appreciate your comment. I hadn’t thought of it as being about a mythical creature, but having thought more about it, I guess it could be. X 🦒

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