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 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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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 !
    Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lucy Brazier says:

    This is super, bravo.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ritu says:

    Oooh ! Now you got me thinking!

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

  5. willowdot21 says:

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

    Liked by 1 person

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