Pause For Poetry — In The Shadows

Welcome to Pause for Poetry featuring a poem written by my writer-friend, Shirley Specht Johnson.

In The Shadows

by Shirley Specht Johnson

In the shadows
of a choir’s hymns
freedom’s stories
embrace the soul.

In the shadows
of the voices heard
freedom’s words
rest upon a scroll.

In the shadows
of the bookshelves
containing strength and will,
freedom flowed quite diligently
through a writer’s quill.

In the shadows
of the sunshine,
the choices and the grace,
freedom walked with heroes
in a most uncommon place.

In the shadows
of the smiles
and the footsteps upon the shore,
freedom filled hearts with dreams,
freedom chose to soar.

Shirley Specht Johnson loves to share inspiration and encouragement through her writing. She is a member of SCBWI. She loves to read and has volunteered at her local Public Library as an Adult Literacy Tutor. She shares moments of inspiration and her writing life at her blog.

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