Loyalty #poem #poetry

I’m ready when you squint from your pillow

And I’ll remain till you give in to sleep

For it is my job to be your shadow

And never fail to keep hold of your feet.

When you’re young you may feel like you’re haunted

And do all you can to hide me from sight;

As an adult you’ll take me for granted,

I’ll be a dark shape, an absence of light.

There’s no doubt you’re alive in the sunlight

For I can stain every step that you take

And while my presence will fade in moonlight,

I will still follow, unknown, in your wake.

When Death calls, I promise I will not hide,

I’ll be your shroud, holding close by your side.

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 three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. 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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23 Responses to Loyalty #poem #poetry

  1. Ritu says:

    Beautiful sentiments, His Geoffleship 💜

    Liked by 2 people

  2. trifflepudling says:

    Crikey, Geoff. Do you know, I think that’s your best yet.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. A wonderful love poem, Geoff

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is wonderful Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Geoff I really like this, believe it or not these are the sentiments I hope my shadow has 💜🌹

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Erika says:

    That’s true and lived loyalty indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. JT Twissel says:

    Beautiful! So layered.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pam Lazos says:

    Very nice. And love the scarecrow pose in the photo.

    Liked by 1 person

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