Unrecognizable as My Shadow: A Poem
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.