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Her Little Shadows

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.”

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Lewis_Family August 8, 2008, 3:27 pm

    That is incredibly cute, and quite uplifting.

  • delmar August 8, 2008, 4:20 pm

    I needed that.

  • JanetWalgren August 8, 2008, 4:53 pm

    I would love to know who the author is. I love the poem:)

  • marijessup August 8, 2008, 5:03 pm

    I love it and need to print it or copy it down just to read – at the end of one of those very long days… you know the ones…:crazy:

  • nanacarol August 8, 2008, 5:34 pm

    marijessup, how are you!!! please tell what you have been up to.

    Loved the poem, with two little granddaughter who trail after me so much a very much needed example!

  • kiar August 9, 2008, 9:00 am

    how sweet!

  • davidson August 9, 2008, 7:08 pm

    Great, Kiar! My daughter announced this weekend that her second baby is on the way. I’m going to share this with all my girls.

  • Michelle D August 10, 2008, 10:18 am

    I love the perspective in this poem! Thanks for sharing it.

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