Shadows #poem #poetry

A year ago I posted this in response to a prompt based on a Munch painting ‘Moonlight’. I thought you might enjoy a reprise.

My Life as a Shadow

Most people would say I’m a saddo
If I told the truth of my employ
Because hitched to your feet as a shadow
Is hardly what sane people call joy.

I follow you wherever you wander
A shape that is the absence of light
I am never given the time to wonder
If the winding path you’re on is quite right.
In sunshine my presence weighs heavily
A dark stain that’s impossible to hide
But in moonlight, I fade. You can never be
Sure if I’m behind you or by your side.
You will miss me when I’m gone my friend
For without your shadow you’ve reached your end.

Thanks once again to Jane Dougherty for the original challenge

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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8 Responses to Shadows #poem #poetry

  1. willowdot21 says:

    You made me cry😪

    Liked by 1 person

  2. That was great fun Geoff,poor old Shadow!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I remember this one. Love it (and the painting). I like most of Munch’s work. It speaks to me. (That ought to tell you something.) 😉

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