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On Wings of Valkyries

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I stole a silhouette or two
Traced the lonely edges in shades of grey
And shamed myself when through
The forms, fearful and fey
Holding steady in wanton sway

Timeless hearts on verge of dust
Onto slivers of shapeless thought
And broken pieces of trust
The web on which I am caught
Fighting the vain fight once had fought

I captured those silhouettes at last
By design, or by some other art
And guilt for the loss of the past
In which I played no small part
Finally a plan I could not thwart

Each line blends into the next
The fading edges in frozen fire
And lost in sublime context
But each time willfully inspire
Another with its shadow as sire

I missed a silhouette or two
Slipping softly from steadfast clutch
And fading from grey to blue
Ever just beyond a fleeting touch
Yet senseless as sorrow and such

To transcend this lessened degree
Valiant, but soon misplaced
And replaced, by a newer version of me
One with the same outwardly open face
For someone else in shades of grey to trace

I returned those silhouettes I stole
Unto misplaced memories
And from this bottomless hole
Allowed them to fly forever free
Upon wings of valkyries


(I guess this is an open forum, and not just for one style of poem, right? Well here is a new one)

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Change 'misplaced' to 'mastered' in the last stanza.
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