The Shade That Once Was


The Shade That Once Was  


I thought I saw you today

A shade that was yours

It hurts to be reminded

of you and your behavior

You hide yourself

in congenial masquerades,

cloak yourself in gentleness

When I lost myself in you,

you found my strings,

played me like a helpless marionette

Entangled in your narcissistic game,

I became aware of my inner strength

As I cut myself loose

from your manipulations,

I sentenced you

to be

' the shade that once was'

Daginne Aignend

Daginne Aignend is a pseudonym for the Dutch writer, poetess, and photographic artist Inge Wesdijk. She likes hard rock music and fantasy books. She is a vegetarian and spends a lot of time with her animals. Daginne posted some of her poems on her Facebook page and on her fun project website, she's also the co-editor of Degenerate Literature, a poetry, flash fiction, and arts E-zine She has been published in several Poetry Review Magazines, in the bilingual anthology (English/Farsi), 'Where Are You From?' and in the Contemporary Poet's Group anthology 'Dandelion in a Vase of Roses'.






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