Shadow Self~Diatelle

Decompose by Zaldy Icaona
Decompose by Zaldy Icaona


One lost

The shadow

Images of

My old reality

Decomposing before my eyes

Where has the natural girl fled to now?

In the forest or by the sea dancing carefree

The older woman will dance with the young

Age will them unite timelessly

The ages merging here

There will be joy

Wholeness too




© Carol Campbell 2015

Photo Challenge from:   with the word “decompose”

Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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20 thoughts on “Shadow Self~Diatelle”

  1. Carol – thank you so much for responding to the MLMM photo prompt!

    Your verse – it is incredibly powerful – the reflections and understanding – unfolding in decomposition – which results in a new composition – and composite – is truly moving. Deeply felt and understood.

    The older woman will dance with the young
    Age will them unite timelessly

    These 2 lines – they are, for me – the center – the pivotal point in which your entire piece balances – working incredibly well with what preceded and consequently, followed.



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