A New Light, A New Day

Wow, so here we are, my own real web page and our first real blog. Where to start? I have been writing for years, I used to keep an active blog on Myspace. Does anybody remember Myspace? Shesh, I am old right. After that, I got a Live Journal, I admit no one ever read that but not because I wasn’t interesting. I barely ever posted. I always kept a journal growing up, too. My first “diary” I was eleven. I loved writing, would write stories and poetry as a kid.
We have started The Shade of Writing as a Shadow’s Lair family venture. The Shadow’s Lair Family is a family of two dads and two kids, not to unusual. We love to travel, and will post about our travels, everyday lives, fantasy writings, and just a general hodgepodge of things. We also have a goal to one day own a family farm and shop. We will use this blog to update our progress on this goal. For those of you who found this after following the Shadow’s Lair for years, thank you for your continued support. If this is your first time reading our writing, welcome and thank you. Feel free to follow us on Patreon.


Left to Right Cera, Jayson, Damien, Aaron, 2011 Maryland Hiking trip


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Sleep Well Dodoitsu

Damien Knight

The day is dark, the winter
It has come for us my dear
Sleep, relax, worry not and wake
I’ll still be right here

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Base Chakra (2014)

Damien Knight

My fair Flower you know not
My love, rage imprisons my heart
Hold me close sweet one
My anger let it be forgiven
Don’t feel you have to save me
I will set myself free
Rage being red chakra wheel
I’ll dance, run, let myself feel
The red of my blood screams
But I’ll meditate and dream
I will cleanse the base I swear
And know that you’ll be there

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In Heart (Nov 13 2011)

By Damien Knight

When I lay to sleep
I reach for you by me
With hope ever deep
You’re never there
So desperate I cling
Hugging my sheets
A smile on my lips
I know I’m your king
Even this far apart
I am forever in thought
I sleep to dream
Carrying you in heart

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Sora’s Art

By Damien Knight

Her sketch pad in hand She draws
Her eyes squinted with concentration
Her obsedian hair obscures her view
I watch the pen on the paper in aw

A sporty white dress painted her
Every curve in view of my eyes
Her giggle like a bell rings out
Cat like eyes back at me so sure

“It’s you.” she whispers holding the page
Filled with drawings of my family
She standing with us in every scene
With dialogue like a play for stage

“A story board?” I muse a sigh
She packs the book into her gym bag
Glance at the trees in the park around us
It all fades, a dream another lie

Was It a Whisper

By Damien Knight

Was it perchance a whisper
That led you here to my door
“Aniya I know you’re out there,
Find me.” Oh I was still so sure
I wonder, my call was for my dream
Find Sura, who read my words and knew
I feel at the edge and about to scream
This was not what I had meant to do
I hope that I found who I sought
I pray my beloved it the one
I am tired of being distraught
I just want to show my passions
I wonder did you come from my “Find me
I must be careful even when I whisper
The mystery of how will plague me
Lady of shadows… I want it to be her

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It Won’t Do

By Damien Knight 

I want to answer, to remind, to repeat
Fear saying something: "eyes once honey sweet."
Once more misreads and misunderstands
Knows not the agony of this love lorn man
The agony of seeking her long dark hair
Her eyes like emeralds staring there
Dreams I know won't come to pass
I post of loves that didn't last 
Here you are and say such things
No wonder I see her eyes always in dreams
I have never met her, nor have I you
I am not him, it's not denial its true

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