of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*
Repainting the Shadows
by Les Stephenson
the emptiness in my soul Of vacant memories unshared; Flat and colourless like a shadow, I walked as a featureless
Looking backward to a forlorn past, Youth's despair brought no lasting bliss. You didn't shine on that
distant stage As I played solitaire.
Lost in the crowds of a busy street Or in my apartment alone; At each pause in my aimless
rush, I'd ask and wonder: 'Where are you?'
Now complete, I walk the paths again, Grasping a new theme for
my life. With you, in love, strolling hand in hand, Joy brings light, engulfing my heart.
my shadowed role; Silhouettes merge in vibrant hues. You and I repaint in colour The forgotten road called loneliness.
to my wife, Susan, on Valentine’s Day, 2009.
Les Stephenson had the honour of an invitation to join The Muse Marquee at its onset. From the humble beginnings
of his column "Up From Down Under" he has graduated to compiling and editing both the Flashers and the Poets Page. Occasionally,
he sneaks a piece from his own keyboard into one of the latter two.