Saturday, June 06, 2009

My Shadow

From Blog09

Everywhere I go
My shadow follows me,
Though I may not know
Just where that guy will be.

He may be ahead--
To miss him I'd be blind--
But then, as I said
He sometimes lags behind.

All day he has sped
To catch me in the park,
But at night, in bed,
He leaves me in the dark.

If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light about me be night,"
even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

--Psalm 139:11-12 ESV

This poem was based on a half-remembered poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Poem and photo ©2009 James L. Swindle

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