ahcene mariche

Rookie (21/ 02 / 1967 / tizi rached kabylia algeria)

I Will Be Your Shadow - Poem by ahcene mariche

My step will follow close to yours
I will be your shadow, henceforth
You walk and I follow you
You sit and I fold
I’ll never leave you, it’s bound to happen
Until night falls

You will find me at the same place
As soon as the first ray pierces you
With your back to the sun
I will stand by you, bending
If you face the sun
Behind you, I’ll be your faithful dog

When the sun appears on zenith
You would believe I’ve vanished
Relieved, you would think I came back to the shelter
But I remain, as far as sun is here
And whenever you feel fainting because of the heat
Look to your feet, I’ll be there to give you honours

I hate the falling night
It separates us
It brings me despair and worry
And leaves the place empty
I’m impatient, oh dawn! To see you
You appear, and I’m happy again!

The gleam comes to my rescue
Awakening me the coming night
And granting me a second chance
I need this faltering light
To thread the string in its escaping needle
And without realizing
I will appear to her, on the wall, a giant shadow

I will extend the day
To the sun, I will set up a dam
And then he won’t lie down
On the gloom, I will put a guard
To stop its advance and slow its step
You and me, we will enjoy ourselves
_______Life is only fleeting_______

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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