Creeping Shadow


I was in the mood to do something light and silly. This is what I came up with as I walked out in the sunlight. I remember my father quoting the shadow poem that spoke of the little shadow that goes in and out with me. Sort of a useless thing and yet one none of us can get rid of when we are in the light. See what you think!  

    Creeping Shadow

What follows you everywhere you go?

It’s that pesky little shadow you know

Seeing all you do

It quietly follows

Never making noise

Never even a holler


It moves right in step

Sometimes short

Sometimes right up to your neck

The lower the light’ angle

The longer it gets

In bright sunlight

You could easily forget

Since it is so small

You might say it’s not there at all

When it’s dark or on Halloween

Long spooky shadows can make you scream

Leaving chills dancing up and down your spine

While on shadow’s spine there’s no chills anytime

Perhaps we should all be like our shadow

And follow ourselves around

Seeing what all we get into

And then with a quiet yawn

Disappear into the light of day

All by ourselves we forget it all

And wait all day for the sun to fall

So we can once again evolveimg_3323

Photo: Dwight L. Roth


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