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In the Shadows

by Richard L. Provencher  
6/06/2016 / Poetry

Billy has a laboured drag,
wheel-chair in tow and his body
anchored in pain

he arrives slowly down the
sidewalk, even weaving at times.
Walkway too narrow
with portly passers-by
shuffling past,
their dignity in check. Not

minding them at all, this young
man has felt the pang of
sad moments too often, now a
veteran of bruised feelings

a nuisance at times in a crowd
wheels stuck in slow motion;
yet, there is gain in the pain

as sunset ends the day, and
tomorrow it may rain.

(c) 2015 Richard L. Provencher

Richard enjoys writing poems; many of which have been published in Print and Online. He and his wife, Esther are also co-authors of stories and a print novel. They are "born again" Christians and very busy in their church, Abundant Life Victory International, in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

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