Barry Middleton

Shadow - Poem by Barry Middleton

when I was very young
walking in the morning
the sun was to my back
a quiet day was dawning

my shadow greeted me
though I was on my own
I saw my shadow watch
so I was not alone

but men will turn in age
to face the setting sun
my shadow lags behind
my journey almost done

I could look back to see
I know that he is there
he will not let me down
my shadow does his share

the golden sun ignites
the silent place I go
I am ready for the sun
I'll find the afterglow

I'll find the distant sea
beyond horizon's tide
my shadow guiding me
forever at my side

Topic(s) of this poem: age, passing, youth

Comments about Shadow by Barry Middleton

  • Amir Hosein Abdolmalaki (1/30/2016 4:42:00 PM)

    In darkness even your shadow leave you. Thanks for share. I invite you to read my poems as well (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

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