Shadows Cast

Trying to live out over what I’ve been
When the past keeps stepping on my tail
There’s no question of what I deserve
Or when my foot can lose the pail

But it’s the acceptance I must learn to bear
For the character of my long past
But Jesus is there who forgives and forgets
I’m thankful for because of my shadows cast

Β© 2011 Michael Yost

http://promisingpoetsparkinglot.blogspot.com/

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40 responses to “Shadows Cast

  1. Love it ! I’ve been feeling like this lately ! Another great one Michael !

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  2. I have shadows too, Michael. πŸ™‚

    I liked this very much.

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  3. “When the past keeps stepping on my tail” I love that line! I know exactly what you’re talking about, too! Excellent write, Michael!

    When the past keeps stepping on my tail

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  4. Oops. Didn’t mean to repeat myself at the end of that previous comment. I meant to leave you this: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/another-will-be-born/

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  5. I like it… “When the past keeps stepping on my tail…” I know that feeling, looking behind to see what just kicked you in the butt. πŸ™‚

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  6. I so understand this, but you know what I think it is harder to forgive self and let go than for God to forgive, πŸ™‚ happy rally dear!!

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  7. oh… this was sooooo beautiful and touching… I had tears that welled up in my eyes…

    beautiful

    ~L
    If you take a step, mean it, if you say something believe it

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  8. reflective, honest, wise,straightforward.You have absorbed Life so well that you are ready to give back much in poetry.And i like the snowfall on your blog.Thank you for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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  9. Great poem. I like the imagery.

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  10. Being on the cups of a new year, my thoughts have travelled this path as well. Honest introspection nicely penned.

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  11. We all cast our shadows before us – and sometimes seem to carry them like weights too – a great poem

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  12. Love this. So simple. So true.

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  13. The ghosts who follow us and don’t want to let us go.
    Very nice write ..
    Namaste,
    Isadora

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  14. Finding self-acceptance is always the first and hardest step. Thought-provoking piece! Here’s mine this week: http://caridwen.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/drafting-the-clock-strikes-inspiration/
    Happy rally!

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  15. Love your writing, Michael. Your use of words is masterful.

    JP

    http://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/my-heart-sings/

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  16. Thanks for the share on your journey

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  17. Thanks for sharing this. It has deep message. πŸ™‚

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  18. Inspiring…thank you very much.
    I needed this.

    Peace.
    Best wishes for a wonderful 2012

    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  19. Excellent poem, Michael. Shadows from my past still cling.

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