Shadow Love
Author: J Freedom Long


Reaching for shadow lover,
shape again his unseen mate.
As winds whisper soft murmurs,
shape again his destined fate.

Shaping her from dark shadows
flickering candlelights glow.
Shaping his shadow flower
petals that unfold too slow.

Hungry eyes meet o'er touching
lips and more from deeper kiss.
Her reaching hand moves to him,
guiding love to shadow bliss.

She offers love filled breasts for
her man child to gently nurse.
Reaching for his strong caress,
Shadow love almost to burst.

She's his ideal shadow love,
shaped almost real in his mind.
Almost real below, above,
inside flesh and soul to find.

Converging both together,
magic climax known again.
Glowing from another time,
and shadow love must end.

Time to leave shadows behind,
time for real love to now share.
No more dreams from shadow love,
now his sunlight love is there.

------- Author's Notes -------

Sometimes shadow love of the imagination portends and visualizes a real sunlight lover who is away or not yet seen or not yet even known?


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Wednesday, December 15 2004, 12:22 am

JFL, strong words you share..

i know them so well....ya caught me with my heart in my throat..(clearing throat)...this is absolutely ASTOUNDING...i love it..thanx for sharing...psssst are ya one of the Angels sitting on my shoulder looking in my soul???
just wonderin'...hmmmmmmm...once again love your words..
Clive ( -- Wednesday, December 15 2004, 04:07 am

Words that belong in us all

I read with a passion of knowing this shadow, and I hope she does to know her man,
Your words put together are a love known to many I'm sure.
Great writing my new friend
joyce ivy ( -- Wednesday, December 15 2004, 02:11 pm


yes Jerry I agree we are connected here...shadow love sometime is all I have...Love your words write with a passion I know we converge and come together..a shadow love we must find...for sometimes that's what keeps of we write our poems of Love...thanks for sharing this beautiful friend
Margaret Townsend ( -- Saturday, August 16 2008, 01:01 am

Shadow Love

My eyes are filled with tears. . .you write with clarity and conviction. . .it helps to remember and gives one courage to move forward with hope and faith. Thank you for this lovely gift.
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