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Shadow-Forever My Own

Updated on August 6, 2019
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Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.


Written for Poetry Month

My shadow faithfully follows me wherever I go, whatever I do, whoever I am. My shadow is within me asleep to wake up whenever I do and follow me wherever I go.

My faithful shadow.


You follow me always,

Wherever I go,

Anything I do,

Wherever I roam,

I know I can count on you,

Any time of the day,

You are my true friend,

With me forever always.

Not a minute do I know,

Of you leaving me,

For a second or so,

Whatever I do,

Does not matter to you,

However I am,

You always seem to understand,

You disappear within me,

Whenever I sleep,

And wake up in the morning,

To follow me and my dreams,

You are,

My Only Shadow

Fickle Shadow
Fickle Shadow | Source

Fickle Shadows - Haiku

There is another side to the shadow, it disappears with the light of the sun. Appearing and disappearing, again and again, the shadow is fickle.

These haiku highlights the fickle shadow -

Dark deep nothingness

Empty black fickle changing

Shadow disappears

Ever changing form

Never stable distorting

Shadows far from true

Cowardly shadow

Fast fading disappearing

Scared of shining light

© 2012 Nithya Venkat


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    • Vellur profile imageAUTHOR

      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Gypsy Rose Lee thank you for stopping by and for your appreciation. Thanks for the vote up too, you made my day!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. Really enjoyed this.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Nell Rose thank you, for reading and leaving a comment, much appreciated. Shadows are indeed strange.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Love all your take on shadows! They are such strange things, especially when you stand in front of the sun, my legs always look about 20 foot tall! lol!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      MrsBrownsParlour thank you for reading and for your generous appreciation. You made my day!!

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      6 years ago

      Interesting, enjoyable, lovely poetry! You really explored the nature of shadows and made them come to life. :-) Lurana

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      CrisSp thank you, for reading and for the vote and share.

      dreamseeker2 thank you for stopping by, you made my day!! Thanks for the vote and the share.

      QudsiaP1 thank you, yes you are so right.

      rose-the planner thank you for stopping by and for the vote and share.

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      rose-the planner 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      What a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      6 years ago

      I absolutely loved the paradox that you poem and haiku brought about shadows... A shadow follows you everywhere except when you are engulfed by darkness.

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      6 years ago

      I love shadows! So, your hub drew me in. : ) Voted it up, of course!!

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      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      The ultimate "us" reflected in this piece. Great job! Absolutely enjoyed it plus the bonus haikus and great images. Beautiful!

      Up and sharing.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Vinaya thank you for stopping by and the share. Love, peace and serenity go hand in hand.

      tillsontitan thank you for your appreciation, yes we have ourselves all the time without doubt. Thanks for the vote too.

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      Mary Craig 

      7 years ago from New York

      What a lovely poem...not just our shadow, but ourselves, the only one we know is always there!

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Love and longing is profound in this poem. This gave me a sense of serenity.

      I'm sharing this socially.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      CloudExplorer thank you for your appreciation. You made my day!!

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      I like this poem it is very positive and shows that you have much love in your heart poring out here onto the page. Nice job!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      8 years ago from Dubai

      Victoria Lynn thank you for your appreciation and votes. It is true, we can never escape ourselves.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      8 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So true. We can never escape ourselves, which can be good or bad....:-)Lovely poem, nevertheless! Many votes!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      8 years ago from Dubai

      Movie Master thank you for your appreciation and your vote. Valued very much.

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      A lovely poem Vellur, thank you for sharing and voted up.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      8 years ago from Dubai

      teaches 12345 commitment and faithfulness are two important qualities in love. Thank you for your valuable comments.

      AudreyHowitt thank you am glad you liked my poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      8 years ago from California

      Clever and beautiful!!!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      Sounds like a great commitment is made here. Love the faithfulness of a person who is true to the end. Thanks for the sweet thoughts.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      8 years ago from Dubai

      glmclendon thank you for your appreciaiton.

      Angelo52 am happy you liked my poem,thank you.

      rahul0324 thank you for your words of appreciaiton.

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      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      beautiful poem.. lovely personification!

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      8 years ago

      Really liked this poem. Sharing + up.

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      8 years ago

      Good job. Well writien. Keep up the good thoughts and the good work.

      Stay Well


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