I saw a young mother with eyes full of laughter
And five 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 ad adhesive pair.
“Don’t you ever get weary as day after day
Your five 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.”