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Two Little Shadows
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I saw a young mother
With eyes full of laughter
And two little shadows
Came following after.

Wherever she moved, 
They were always right there
Holding onto her skirts, 
Hanging onto her chair.
Before her, behind her—
An adhesive pair.

“Don't you ever get weary
As, day after day, 
your two little tagalongs
Get in your way?”

She smiled as she shook
Her pretty young head, 
And I'll always remember
The words that she said.

“It's good to have shadows
That run when you run, 
That laugh when you're happy
And hum when you hum—
For you only have shadows

When your life's filled with sun.”

 

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Dorcas:
May 9th was my younger sister's third anniverary. It is sunny but, her shadow is in heaven. Yes, there is only two of us.
Posted 05/10/2013 09:38 AM
jayne:
Piece of cake, Kevin; all it takes is about 20 hours of digging per poem. :-D I'm always astonished at what is out there.
Posted 05/10/2013 09:10 AM
paradea:
Good sentiment!
Posted 05/10/2013 08:19 AM
dotief@comcast.net:
So sweet!
Posted 05/10/2013 08:02 AM
KevinArnold:
How does Jayne find these great anonymous poems?
Posted 05/10/2013 05:39 AM


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