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 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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23 Responses to Loyalty #poem #poetry

  1. Ritu says:

    Beautiful sentiments, His Geoffleship 💜

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  2. trifflepudling says:

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

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  3. A wonderful love poem, Geoff

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  4. Very nice, Geoff!

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  5. This is wonderful Geoff.

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  6. willowdot21 says:

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

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  7. Erika says:

    That’s true and lived loyalty indeed!

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    Beautiful! So layered.

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  9. Pam Lazos says:

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

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