I listen to Glennon Doyle’s; We Can Do Hard Things podcast often when I walk. Today I tuned into episode #36 Writing & Art. One of the things I loved hearing about is her early writing process and the idea of just writing what you write, not editing and then just posting. Once again going back to my focus on accountability, getting your voice heard and out into the public no matter what. Today, I am sharing something I wrote, honestly I am not that fond of it, but yesterday I made myself sit down and write, even though I didn’t want to. I used this list of prompts from The Good Trade and wrote two poems (or maybe they can be one) from the first October prompt: Write a Poem about Shadows… here goes…

Standing under a light I see it behind me

Always following me

Something I can never let go of

Until the time comes when I am enclosed, covered or hidden

It follows me everywhere I go

Like the thoughts in my head it

Looming, sometimes overpowering

How to avoid it

Shadows of me

I don’t always see

Shadows of trees

Stand tall and offer shade

Behind the mystery

Always there


My shadow follows me wherever I go

Like my thoughts I can’t escape it

Unless I cover up or hide

The shadows of trees are welcome

Offering shade, refuge from a blistering sun

Standing in the shadows of someone else

I feel safe, supported, seen

My shadow is looming

Why so dark – the thoughts that come with shadows?

Is it the mystery or the fear of something following?

What is seen in the shadows, behind the corner

Makes me nervous, the unknown

The story of what it might be

When in reality its not quite as big as imagined

Published by kathygorohoff

This is a site about me and for me. A place to put my thoughts down, and to express what I am thinking. Sometimes serious, sometimes fun, sometimes just trying to get a message out. Just a place for my voice or thoughts to be heard, even if just for myself.

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