Me And My Shadow- Poetry

She likes to reminisce about times that's best forgotten

Me And My Shadow

Oh what hidden secrets she could relate

If she could only communicate

Sometimes I worry when we're in a hometown crowd

She's unpredictable, and sometimes whispers out loud

She's too bold when we happen to meet strangers on the street

Their ear's perk-up when she's deliberately indiscreet

She likes to reminisce about events that's best forgotten

Like times of recklessness when ill will was begotten

I must admit I feel secure when she's walking by my side

Periodically she prefers the clouds to run away and hide

Summer is waning, soon her shadow will fade away

Lying dormant until I see my friend again on a beautiful sunny day.


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Frank Atanacio 4 months ago from Shelton

This was a clever piece of poetry Always..:)


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada

This was sweet and rhymes well! Lovely :)


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Frank. So glad you liked it...


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Surabhi. Thank you for the ' lovely ' comment.


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shanmarie 4 months ago from Texas

Love this one!


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shanmarie. So happy you liked this one. Thank you..


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clivewilliams 4 months ago from Nibiru

poetry in motion


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BlossomSB 4 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Love it! So evocative.


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Clive. That's a clever critique of this piece. A shadow moves whether it wants to or not. Ha..Thanks...


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Blossom. So good to see you again. Thank you much...


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Faith Reaper 4 months ago from southern USA

Hi Ruby,

What a creative and lovely poem!

Enjoyed this one very much.

Blessings


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Jodah 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

I love this, Ruby. Very creative and great subject.


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DDE 4 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hi always exploring you shared beautiful poetry.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london

Very, very beautiful, Ruby. Quite create too, like your Flash. Well done!


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Shyron E Shenko 4 months ago

Ruby, Ruby my gem of a friend

I love your shadow

Hidden in the night

To pop out with the morning light

And follow you until the sun is out of sight

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Blessings and Hugs my dear friend


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billybuc 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

Sorry I'm late, Ruby! It's been a crazy week.

Lovely piece of poetry here, my friend. I walked alongside the speaker and visited with her shadow. Thanks for the journey.


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Theresa. I'm happy you thought my poetry was creative. Thank you for the lovely comment.

Bleassings


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Venkatachari M 4 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Nice poetry with some intelligent piece. Sometimes, it is entertaining to watch our shadows growing longer and shorter, pacing forward or lagging behind.

The child scared with her shadow is quite alarming to watch. A wonderful match with your poetry.


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello John. So glad you liked it. Thank you much..


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi DDE, thank you for the beautiful comment...


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Manatita. My muse likes to write poetry as well as flash fiction. I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you..


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron. Thanks so much for the cute video, it is so cute. Thanks for the poem comment.

Blessings and hugs dear friend..


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill. I'm always happy to see you whether early or late. Happy you enjoyed..


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ven. I thought the video was so cute even though she was scared. I'm glad you liked this piece. It would be interesting if our shadow's could somehow be recognized for keeping up with our pace in life. Thank you much....


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Vellur 3 months ago from Dubai

A beautiful write, a shadow can be elusive but will definitely come out on a bright sunny day.


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Vellur. What would we do without our shadow's? I guess we wouldn't exist...Thank you for coming by....


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mckbirdbks 3 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Ruby - This is quite deep and intricately layered. Keep exploring.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this. Most creative poetry.


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike. I saw the word shadow and couldn't get it out of my mind until I wrote something. It is layered and full of times past. Thanks for reading and leaving a great comment...


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Rasma. So happy that you enjoyed. Thank you...


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marcoujor 3 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

What a sweet vid of the little girl afraid of her shadow... perfect, dear Ruby - just like this creative piece.

Love and hugs, mar


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar. Shyron sent me the video to use. I love it too. Thank you for coming to my page dear friend.

Love and hugs


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AudreyHowitt 3 months ago from California

Very cleverly done Ruby!


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thanks Audrey. Happy to see you...


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Rolly A Chabot 3 months ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Ruby... your talent continues to expand and grow to bless so many with your words... well done my friend.

Hugs from Canada


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bravewarrior 3 months ago from Central Florida

Nice, Ruby! That poor little girl in the video was terrified! Bless her heart...


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Rolly.. Thank you for your kind remark. Hugs back atcha..


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shauna. I know, I think the mother waited too long before going to her. Thanks for the nice comment...


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teaches12345 3 months ago

Oh how this made me smile! I love the playful words and sweet message you give through this shadow scene.


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello teaches, so nice to meet you. I am thrilled that this made you smile. Thank you. I see that you are now following me. Thank you. I will visit you...


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Rolly A Chabot 2 weeks ago from Alberta Canada

Beautiful... such a lovely piece.... I so love the opening picture of our shadows...

Hugs and Blessings


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always exploring 2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rolly. I saw that picture of the shadow and this piece popped in my psyche. Funny how that happens. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you.

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