“Too many shadows, whispering voices”…

london

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Walking through the city…

Reinventing who I am…

A perfect opportunity…

To be a different man…

Wandering through shadows…

No one even cares…

Who or what I am…

They are totally unaware…

Of the sins I carry…

And the cross I bear…

Nobody ever notices…

No fucker really cares…

It’s a place of total freedom…

For the weird and wise and wrong…

Not a place of judgement…

But a place where I belong…

A sense of shamed community…

For the sinners and the ghosts…

Walking through life’s falling rain…

Never following the signposts…

Always choosing the wrong path…

And straying off into the dark…

But the city will never criticise…

Or make any sly remark…

It embraces all your darkness…

And covers up your sin…

It’s a supernatural place…

Where life’s losers sometimes win…

Where rules are meant for breaking…

Not worrying about tomorrow…

Even lending you an invisible spell…

For anyone who wants to borrow…

So I’m walking through the city…

Reinventing who I am…

Looking out for opportunities…

To become a different man…

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37 responses to ““Too many shadows, whispering voices”…

  1. I worked at a wholesale greenhouse (family business) when I was 20 and the son-in-law would ask me if I was “winning”…like “are you winning?” which confused the hell out of me. Eventually I interpreted as if I was riding the wave of the day…if I was keeping on top of my work and getting through…This piece reminded me of that…it’s a “winning” attitude. Bravo.

  2. One of my favorites.
    In August I am moving 2,000 KM away and will reinvent who I am. I’ll be “Walking through the city, Reinventing who I am, Looking out for opportunities To become a different man”

  3. Incredible. It made me think about things I often overlook, with deliberation.
    Beautifully written. (:

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