Accidental Poet

The Shadow of My Heart


Here I am between

Yesterday and tomorrow

Sifting through the memories

Sorting out the joys and sorrows


Like a photo album of my life

A prized possession on every page

Yesterday’s shadow lingers on

On to my awaited old age


And of my tomorrows

I’ll greet them with optimism

Although I expect to be persuaded

I’ll resist the urge of pessimism


For tomorrow is yet unknown

Future memories I’m sure to keep

Added to my life’s photo album

Of which I’ll so often speak


Yesterday’s shadows and tomorrow’s memories

An internal work of mosaic art

The result of many years

The shadow of my heart


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2013


  • orchidee

    Good write AP.

  • LaurašŸŒ»

    A brilliant write! Remembering the sorrows makes us appreciate the joys much more! I enjoyed the read! Thank you for sharing!


    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks Laura. I'm delighted that you enjoyed my poem.

    • skyebellasario

      Beautiful write AP!

    • ron parrish aka wordman

      lovely words my friend,shadows of my mind

      • Accidental Poet

        Great minds think alike Ron. ; )

      • Michael Edwards

        Great write and read AP

      • Goldfinch60

        Good write, tomorrows memories will always be wonderful.

      • Candlewitch

        dear A.P.

        a continuing story well told so beautifully poetically!!! your bittersweet words linger on my mind. I can relate well to this!

        *hugs, Cat

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks Cat. A story it is, as each of us have our own unique story. And many stories have chapters that are very hard to read, but I do believe that life's lessons always come with view points from all sides. It doesn't always make those chapters easier to read, but understanding is within reach. Thanks for reading and your compliment Cat.

          • Candlewitch

            I agree with you! your understanding of life is wonderful...and how we are all linked...

            *hugs, Cat

          • FredPeyer

            Love the title and corresponding line! Great poem and even greater last stanza!!!

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks Fred. Its poets like you and others here on MPS that read my work that make writing poetry such a joy. I've been on a few other sites, and I've never felt like my writing made as big of an impact as it has here. Thank you Fred and also others who come here to read what I write. I am only one of many poets here on MPS who love and appreciate the craft of written words.

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