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Shadows in the Dark-Can You See?

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Shadows in the dark-Can you see?

Shadows in the dark-Can you see?

Sometimes people are like shadows. They are there sometimes, but then you cannot find them when you need them the most.

You think you can count on them, and when you need them to stand by your side, they simply disappear. They are like shadows disappearing with the sun just as the night arrives and the day is done.

This poem is in response to the word prompt provided by Brenda Arledge in "Word Prompts Help Creativity - Week 22."

Brenda Arledge is a talented poet who inspires us to write with her word prompts. You can read her wonderful poems here in HubPages. Thank you, Brenda, for inspiring me to write.

Shadows in the dark

Can you see your shadow in the dark

Cloaked in black hiding within you

Coming out to play with the sun

Hiding in the dark when the day is done

An empty space where the light does not reach

The dark hiding the light engulfing me

Shadow, you know not who I really am

You change as you please even as I stand

Playing with the rays of the sun

Have the games just begun

Hide and seek I do not want to play

I know when the sun shines

You will go your way

I know it will not matter to you

Even when I really need you

You choose to disappear with the sun

Hiding in the dark when the day is done


© 2021 Nithya Venkat

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