My Three Shadows

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    This one is dedicated to my 3 four legged companions. It is written in the style of Robert Louis Stephenson, a great poet as well as writer...

    My Three Shadows

    I have three little shadows,
    Who follow me around.
    They are barely 3 feet tall,
    Much closer to the ground.

    Whether I'm in the house,
    Or doing things outside,
    They are quiet as a mouse,
    Always at my side.

    I don't have to call for them,
    They know where I will be.
    It's hard to hide from all of them,
    When it's only me.

    When I go upstairs at night,
    They're sure to meet there.
    I always bring a treat for them,
    To show how much I care.

    In the morning when I wake,
    With pillows 'round my head.
    My lazy little shadows wait,
    Till I get out of bed.

    One day when I'm old and grey,
    Feeling all alone.
    I will wish my shadows were,
    There to take me home.

    It's funny how one yearns and aches,
    For things no longer there.
    We should all appreciate,
    The shadows that we share.



    Copyright © September 2010
    Kevin Mooney

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    Tempestlady commented on My Three Shadows

    09-14-2010

    Me and my shadow.....maybe your guardian angels are just letting you know they care. Write on......

    simoneaugustus commented on My Three Shadows

    09-12-2010

    I have 3 shadows of my own and would be lost without them! Sable, Jerry Garcia, and Kid are my sweethearts. (Though mine are cats and yours are probably dogs!) But 'furry' is usually the best kind of friend! :)

    gogant commented on My Three Shadows

    09-12-2010

    Yeah, a man's best friend is his dog.......if there ain't nothing else around. A true ballad of a man and his dogs......I have one, and I would be lost without it. A very special poem, Kev....................g

    Rhymer commented on My Three Shadows

    09-12-2010

    Wonderful write, makes a person appreciate those little shadows.

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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