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My Shadow and I

Updated on April 14, 2018

I'm friends with my shadow,

it's long tall and black,

it mimics every move I make,

but never answers me back.

It's like another part of me,

tied at the heel,

trying desperately to escape,

never knowing how I feel.

I'm always by my shadow,

it doesn't matter if there's no glow,

behind me every step of the way,

quick step or if I’m slow.

The outline stands before me,

never late but all to soon,

a dark alter ego on the ground,

highlighted by the moon.

Sometimes I’m left to wonder,

my friend who seems so hollow,

while there is no doubt,

he doesn't always want to follow.

So am I always chasing shadows,

or it it the other way around,

it depends which way I'm looking,

weather my friend is lost or found.

It's only in complete darkness,

that I feel completely free,

shadows are the negative side,

of the light that shines on me.


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  • toys-everywhere profile image

    Rachael C. 

    6 years ago from That little rambunctious spot in the back of your mind :)

    Great poem; I admire your skill.

    Interesting comment, Kael.

  • Mark Psychedlic profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Hodges 

    6 years ago from Birmingham UK

    thankyou sondra.....

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    6 years ago from Neverland

    My shadow and I play games :) I dont mind that she cant seem to find her place in my life. Sometimes she wants to walk ahead of me, other times she lags behind. But I always know where to find her and when I wave she always waves a happy hello back.

  • Mark Psychedlic profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Hodges 

    6 years ago from Birmingham UK

    Whenever it is a sunny day there will always be shadows, thankyou.

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    Sunnie Day 

    6 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    Really creative! When I was little I use to be scared of Thanks for sharing.


  • Mark Psychedlic profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Hodges 

    6 years ago from Birmingham UK

    thankyou my lovely

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    6 years ago


  • Mark Psychedlic profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Hodges 

    6 years ago from Birmingham UK

    thankyou its not as dark as some of my other stuff just a shadow of my thoughts

  • Kael Myril profile image

    Kael Myril 

    6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

    I like my shadow where I can see it. Where does it go, what does it do at night when it's not with me? I'd prefer not to think about that.


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