A SHADOW OF ME

A SHADOW OF ME

A Poem by andrew mitchell

There's no-one around me
I'm all on my own
Except a shadow of me
Covering the ground:
And bonded together
Wandering around
With my shadow of me
Marking the ground.
I hear myself think
In silent surrounds
While that shadow of me
Never makes a sound.
A follower of me 
This shadow of mine
'till I become in the end
A shadow with time.

© 2015 andrew mitchell



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andrew mitchell,
"A SHADOW OF ME" Do we at times take ourselves to seriously.? I can only speak for myself. "I hear myself think in silent surrounds."
This poem about the reality of a shadow being our constant companion is a clue to our shadow-land existence. "Shadow of me covering the ground." and "Bonded together, wandering around."
We are like a breath or a shadow. "till I become in the end a shadow with time."
This life is the preliminary to an everlasting reality and sometimes just shadow-lands.
Thanks for a great poem.
Bless you.
Kathy.

Posted 7 Months Ago


andrew mitchell

7 Months Ago

Thank you for a top review Kathy. Its a fav of mine and the third poem I ever wrote at the time when.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Andrew Mitchell,
Very cool to see your early inspiration coming into play. Third poem and I k.. read more
Again stumbled upon an amazing write, I love the subtle rhyme scheme in this one. The flow here in this poem is excellent. Your repetitions of the phrase "shadow of me" is not jarring. The imagery you invoke and the way you have expressed shadow is quite the treat for a reader like myself. I like it much ^^ Thank you for sharing ^^

Posted 1 Year Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

thank you for your kind words
this is beautiful !!!
In silent surrounds
While that shadow of me
Never makes a sound.
A follower of me
This shadow of mine
'till I become in the end
A shadow with time.
love this one !!!!!
101 points from me
keep up the good work !!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

Thank you Zunie so much!:)
zunie frost

1 Year Ago

your welcome !!!!
Lots shady here at your place.
Very good! Even from someone as shady as you:-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

lol thanks dear poet!
Cryingkate

1 Year Ago

:-)......................
This is great...bears to mind, me, and my shadddoww, but in a dark a twisted manner. a feeling of being stalked by it a bit. The end ties it up perfectly too.

Posted 2 Years Ago


andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

thank you jesse, it was about being alone!
jesserose99

1 Year Ago

oh, well thanks for letting me know...I got a little lost in the woods there, and needed some guidan.. read more
andrew mitchell

1 Year Ago

No you didn't get lost. I like a reader's take, gives me a different look at my poem, another facet .. read more
Shadows are a great topic to write about for they possess real magic, the power of nothing. Shadows can conceal or reveal, duplicate, complicate, there is no limit to their power so endless possibilities to write about. It was a pleasure to read, now off to your next poem :~)

Posted 2 Years Ago


andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

Thank you Bear, sorry I'm late to thank you!
This is great, my favorite so far of your's. It has a strong tone and the closing metaphor is beautiful.
I've been looking for inspiration. I think I will write about shadows.
You have 45 pages of writings.......... Your keyboard is begging for some time off. Haha

Posted 2 Years Ago


andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

Thank you my friend this is my personal favourite of mine too. I love shadows! Yes I know and these.. read more
mattavelli

2 Years Ago

Haha, I remember this site having an accident. All the members' writing was deleted. there was a "re.. read more
Gosh this is a little somber for you my antipodean cobber! It expresses that feeling of dissociation and detachment from ourselves we sometimes feel in our lives. One suggestion would be to change the last line to 'a shadow in time?

Posted 2 Years Ago


andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

Yes That's my view So you are right!! Thanks matey as woe is me with my writes lol
John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

Now that is just plain daft. I love your writes!
andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

No not that way!! Meaning I always make those little mistakes which are the most profound to which .. read more
Andrew love the last line

Our shadows in a way make a mark in time
Or can be part of time

Telling us its time to stay or go or hold position

Love this one


Posted 2 Years Ago


andrew mitchell

2 Years Ago

Thank you my friend
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alf
Hi Andrew Yowee! This is good. No, better than good. Who'd have thought a shadow could be so faithful. Loved this one, alf

Posted 2 Years Ago



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andrew mitchell

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