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Me And My Shadow- Poetry

Updated on August 12, 2016
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My name is Ruby. I live in Southern Illinois. I love to write poetry, short stories and flash fiction. I am a retired R.N.

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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Rolly A Chabot 

      23 months 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Dianna Mendez 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

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

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thanks Audrey. Happy to see you...

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Very cleverly done Ruby!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Maria Jordan 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed this. Most creative poetry.

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

      Bleassings

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years 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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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      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

      *

      *

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

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

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi always exploring you shared beautiful poetry.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Ruby,

      What a creative and lovely poem!

      Enjoyed this one very much.

      Blessings

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love it! So evocative.

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      poetry in motion

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Love this one!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      This was sweet and rhymes well! Lovely :)

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

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

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