Shadows cannot kill
only if you really want them to
then they could
if you allow them to
but who are they?
These black-draped “sinners”
the self image’s mournful chorusplodding so heavily away from the light of living,
dragging their heavy chainsmarching in a slow procession
to honour their grim master
lord of death?
Who is the one who would willingly take upon himself the burden of guilt?
But what about those who are committed to dying?
What is a shadow mean to the living?
Shadows hide away from light
Screened from radiance behind the reality of the body
Just walk into a light filled room.
Step into untainted light
At once the shadow just vanishes.
Where does it disappear to?
Touch any one of these with the gentle hand of forgiveness,
and watch the chains fall away
along with your own.
See him throw aside the black funeral robe
and hear him laugh at death.
The sentence that shadows of guilt would lay upon him,
he can escape
with your forgiveness.