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Unrecognizable as My Shadow: A Poem

Updated on August 3, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

Allow me to tell you about my shadow

it handles all my worldly affairs

with all my thoughts and every pet credo

while it gladly helps, understands, and cares.


My shadow may have some likeness of me

but you won't hurt me by stepping on it

or patting or spitting or whatever may be

I won't either resent it or condone it.


Having found my true self in my meditations

in my sinking deep into essence of being

I have detached me from all perturbations

that my shadow, my ego is constantly seeing.


So we live peacefully within the same space

I let ego be, and he lets me be

but he can never wipe this smile off my face

all his imperfections not any part of me.


Over many years he turned into my imitation

as if he didn't have any other choice

so my shadow is in your best expectation

if you don't have an ear for my only true voice.





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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry and so expressive had me humming me and my shadow....