SHADOWLAND

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SHADOWLAND

AS THE VEIL COMES CLOSER,

THE VOICES BEYOND ARE ALMOST AUDIBLE,

LIKE THE SOUND OF A BUZZING AUDIENCE,

JUST BEFORE THE LIGHTS GO DOWN,

A CACOPHONY WITHOUT FOCUS.

 

SOMETIMES I CAN SMELL THEIR PRESENCE,

FEEL THEIR FORM JUST BEFORE,

THEY ENTER THE CONVERSATION…

THE SOLID FOLK WILL SAY, REMEMBER …

(ADD  THE NAME YOU FIRST THINK OF)

AND I WILL FEEL THEM COME TO ATTENTION,

PLEASED TO BE CALLED BACK,

FROM THEIR SHADOWLAND.

 

THE BEAUTY OF LONGEVITY,

IS YOU BECOME SO FAMILIAR,

WITH THE THRONG BEYOND THE THRALL,

MORE OUT OF THIS WORLD THAN IN IT,

THAT ALL THE PLAYERS IN YOUR DRAMA,

HAVE TAKEN THEIR CURTAIN CALL…

AND YOU ARE LEFT CENTRE STAGE

IN A SINGLE SPOT, EYES ALL UPON YOU,

FERVENTLY SEARCHING FOR THE NEXT LINE.

 

ITS NOT THE TERROR OF DRYING…

BUT THAT WHEN THE LIGHTS GO UP,

THE AUDITORIUM WILL BE EMPTY,

AND YOUR WHISPERED WORDS OF WANTON WISDOM,

WILL FALL ON DEATH EARS.

 

DALE ‘M’

WORDS TO THE MADDENING THRONG BEYOND.

 

 

 

 

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