From the Shadows

From illusive shadows
now brought to light of day
comes my instinctive need
to hurt those who hurt me

to make them suffer
as I have suffered

I thought
I had forgiven them
their transgressions
but thought and feeling
battle within me now
until I can no longer believe
acquiescence as the only right
and the question stirs -
can I become their Nemesis…?
to finally end this isolation

I clung so long
so hard
to idealistic insanity
There is no balancing point
in such one-sided attitudes
no equilibrium
only black or white
right or wrong

but black and white combined
form the gray of silver mist
and in the right and wrong entwined
I found the truth of reality

centered in the shadows
of instinctive need…

? Michaelette ?


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