My Shadow

This week’s Meeting the Bar at DVerse is about creative metaphors. Lately I’ve been struggling and have felt very confused, but I am determined to push through and not lose hope. I hope these metaphors are sufficiently creative!


You are my shadow.

You are always with me.

Even when I think you’re gone

You’re only sleeping.

You are a cobra,

Deadly, waiting to strike.

Even when I think you’re gone

You’re only biding time.

You are a hurricane,

Leaving destruction in your wake,

I will be aware, not

Fooled by a cute name.

You are locusts in my life,

My flowers cannot grow well,

Even when I think you’re gone

You’ve not returned to hell.

 

I am the season of spring,

Its persistence is with me.

Even when I think it’s gone,

The life is only sleeping.

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9 thoughts on “My Shadow

  1. Beautifully done! This almost works as two separate poems, or as the dichotomy of one considering the nature of shadow and self (you really can’t blame your shadow for doing the things it does, can you?). Ambiguity is the savory seasoning of poetry… go with it!

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