Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunlight and Shadow Play--By Sandra Stefanowich--Canada

Sunlight and Shadow Play

The history lies beneath our skins
as we walk upon the silent path of pages,
our scrolls of life tangled up in the rings of yesterday.

The scarred acknowledgments
of the missteps and mistakes that we made
the things we came to know and learned along the way.

The dreams we wished upon a star for
the ones that had by some miracle come true
and the ones we still hope will come around some day.

The people in our lives who came and went
the ones who had taught us the hard life lessons
and those that we came to love etched in our hearts to stay.

When we turned to look back on a lifetime
and at the elements of what we had battled and won,
we held onto the memories caught between sunlight and shadow play.

Sandra Stefanowich is from Ontario.


  1. Hello Sandra. "Sunlight and Shadow Play" takes me back to earlier years in my life where I have some fond and silly memories. Sometimes reminders of yesterday are not so bad. Thank you for sharing this. -MJ

  2. Life is a strange journey... nice poem... Terry

  3. Dear Sandra, Everything we experience in our lives leaves a wrinkle of memory on our brains and we carry these experiences with us forever. Some of the memories are good; others are bad. All we can do is hope the good memories keep us going and learn from past mistakes. Love, Carolyn

  4. This poem is a real insight onto our lives..a lot of thoughts provoked here..Jan x

  5. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    such a thoughtful, sensitive write

  6. Sandra, I loved the way you used such descriptive words in this well thought out poem. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

  7. A wonderful title - bringing me to read you again. Expressive, emotional words that 'stirs' thoughts and memories of ones lifetime. Excellent!

    Rhoda Galgiani

  8. Dear Sandra,

    Thank you for the wonderful comments you left for other writers today. Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated. It is people like you that make Whispers possible.


  9. Awesome poem Sandra! It's uplifting and makes the reader pause, to recall their journey. I was so sure that I'd read your wonderful poem and left a comment previously. Awesome! Always, Annalise

  10. Thank you, John Williams, for the following comment--

    A moving poem reflecting life's disappointments and happy moments that linger only with dreams of recapturing those unforgettable times.