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Poem: Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity~Week 22 (shadow): "Shadow Friend"; "His Shadow"; "Only the Shadow Knows"

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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Poem: Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity~Week 22 (shadow): "Shadow Friend"; "His Shadow"; "Only the Shadow Knows" is my response to this word prompt.

I have included 3 poems that talk about friendship, God's shadow, & missing the shadow of a loved one.

I actually wrote 4 poems, but I am only including 3 of them here. The other one I like so well that I am going to submit it for publication.

My muse took awhile to be inspired for this one, but it finally got on board.

I hope you like them.

"Eraserheads ~ Shadow"

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Shadow Friend


No matter where my footsteps lead,

my shadow follows me

like a long-lost puppy

searching for his owner.


I try to comfort her,

but she disappears

before my hand can touch her silhouette,

leaving me baffled

and alone.


I wish she’d stick around

and be my secret friend

but she vanishes each day when I get home,

For there is no light shining in.

Shadow owes its birth to light.

— John Gay

His Shadow

Somehow, I know

He walks with me

Avenging those who do me wrong

Determined to make them walk

On a straight and narrow path

Wishing they were worthy of my love.

Light is the shadow of God.

— Plato

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Only The Shadow Knows


Sitting alone in the emptiness

remembering a life once-shared,

not wanting to harbor the darkness

left behind.


Emotionally stuck in the past

replaying their passionate dreams,

hoping to bring a glint of magic back.


She touches tears of joy and sadness

left behind from their secret world,

where only two shadows know their deep affection,

but now there is only one.

Missing your shadow

Beside of mine...

— Sawjanya Yandav

"You Should Be Here" by Cole Swindell

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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