Shadows

So I sit and wait,

apprehensive and expectant;

My turn in the limelight is nearing.

Her shadow fallowed her through her troubles,

that shadow we shared.

That shadow whose darkness I hid in for too long.
Once, i tried to step out.

Screaming "Here I am! Look at me!!"

The shadow took notice and followed.

To you it seemed like a while,

to me it wasn't long enough to make up for the lost time.

I tried to stay in the limelight,

keep my shadow,

but in the end, i was nudged back into the darkness.

Hidden in your shadow,

I craved the sunlight, the warmth.

Stepping into the sun,

confident and strong,

my heart was shattered.

I was still in your shadow,

for it had become to big to escape.

No longer do i wish to have the company of this shadow.

Keep it.

I will walk this world of sunlight

And lean on nothing that fades with the setting sun.





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