Our names are the same
but our shadows have changed.
No more the light hearted
that danced,
hop scotched beside us
throwing in the dice,
for us to step on,move on.
The shadows
are dressed differently now.
Sans innocence,
their gait shuffles
with fear lust and indecision.
They struggle to adhere
having lost themselves,
And us
having lost them
to something that
is no longer us.
Only our names remain,
the charred remnants
of playful shadows
that once was.

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About Dr.Mary Annie A.V.

Dr.Mary Annie A.V. hails from Trivandrum, India and writes under the pen name 'anna maria' . She hails from a family of writers . She holds a high official post in the University of Kerala,Trivandrum,India. She resides in India with her husband and three children. Her poems have been published in various e-magazines , print anthologies in India and abroad. She has two collections to her credit, titled "My Beads Unstrung" and 'More Beads Unstrung'. Her definition of a poem is : Virgin white paper raped. Rapt. Writing is her passion :)

5 thoughts on “Shadows

  1. VijayNair

    A lovely poem filled with reflections,nostalgia,and an underlying sadness over the end of an age of innocence.


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