Sometimes long and thin

Seen on the outside ad hidden within

Other times long and wide

Almost transparent to the naked eye


It casts a darkness that lingers

But you can't touch it with your fingers

Following close by

It is the part of you that can fly


It can hide the things you don't want to be seen

Suppressing secrets and feelings few and far between

Covering a certain part of your heart

So those who hurt  you cannot tear you completely apart


Hiding half of your face

Or part of your life you can't erase

Mysterious and dark

It won't even give off a spark


As a child the dark scared you

But now it is a comfort and a joy too

Standing in the shadows of your life

In an effort to hide from the lies and strife


Shadows, chasing us wherever we go

In the pouring rain and freezing snow

All our lives they are there

Trailing behind us and will never disappear

This poem is about: 
Our world


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