My Life as a Shadow #poetry #poem #sonnet

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.

I’ve written several sonnets over the last few years and here’s a creepy little one for you. Whoever of us hasn’t wondered if our shadows harbour some malevolent intent, behind that bland facade?


About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. 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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18 Responses to My Life as a Shadow #poetry #poem #sonnet

  1. davidprosser says:

    Erm, me for one Geoff, right up until this minute that is. Now I can think of nothing else. Nice One !

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  2. Lucy Brazier says:

    This is super, bravo.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Oooh ! Now you got me thinking!

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  4. Nope, I never have wondered anything about my shadow. Which I guess is the pivotal reason why you write and I don’t……..

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Thus man is a poet … And I know it 💜💜

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