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She is scared of her own shadow

She is scared of her own shadow

She’s scared of her own shadow
yet she has to follow it around
but that dam tall silhouette doesn’t make any sound
She tries her very best to hide yet it’s always there by her side
even if she runs away there it is standing cockeyed
“Get lost!! Go away” she shouts to herself as her grey ghostly figuration hovers high on a shelf
“Why won’t you leave me alone” but there is no one around
“I am better on my own without you on the ground”
Of course her shadow doesn’t answer her coz her shadow cannot hear so she moans and groans to passerbys I fear

Eeh what a name she has got these days with the things she shouts and the rubbish she says
Surely she should know that shady profile is her own
with that bulbous body and yon thin cheekbone
Yes in the twilight of the night it is broader and bigger
Looking alot larger like a gravestone and it’s digger
Mind you the coat that she wears when she walks in the night is down to the floor
She is a frightful sight
So her shadow is enough to alarm anyone 
It is mighty and mahoosive 
Like a great garb on a nun

Beware of the woman who wanders  the streets in the dark
Her shadow is as big as a great white shark
and she will be yelling and a bawling with her rude remark
but this befuddled bodies bite is worse than her bark
So if you see somebody screaming but there is nobody there
Just a large lady looking in a temper with her arms up in the air
Don’t hang around to help her coz it’s her own affair
and if she’s scared of her own shadow 
she won’t want you standing there

 

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A Lonely Journey

Jill Allan Poe, 
Creepy, and awesome, my friend! 
I really enjoyed that! I like creepy things, and trying to understand demented minds(I think maybe it will bring some clarity to my own, crazy mind), and I thought that was great. 
Wonderful write, my friend. 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Leigh

Lol....I think this is hilarious and so creative Jill!  I love the ending verses:

"So if you see somebody screaming but there is nobody there
Just a large lady looking in a temper with her arms up in the air
Don’t hang around to help her coz it’s her own affair
and if she’s scared of her own shadow 
she won’t want you standing there"

Perfect ending!  Lol   Had to pin this for the originality and creativity.  xo ;)  Love n Hugs 

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Jill Tait

Awww teehee tell u truth luv I wasn’t sure at all with this one haha xxx so chuffed u get my wacky mind 🤣❤️❤️❤️

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A Lonely Journey

Obsequeous Interjection:
Hi Kids! 
It's so nice to see you both on here, because you're both lovely! 
I hope you have a wonderful day Cheerio, and you too, Jillian! 
Love, 
Matthew. 

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A Lonely Journey

Note On Obsequeous Interjection: 
I just realized that my interjections may seem semi-stalkery-like, but they're not! They're merely me following you guys around on here, observing your every moves, and commenting on them...nothing odd. LOL! 
Sorry to seem stalk-y! 
Love, 
Stalks Z. 

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Jill Tait

❤️💙❤️ right back at u 💕💕💕

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Jill Tait

Aww u can stalk me anytime haha xxx

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Tony Taylor

CONGRATULATIONS on your nomination dear poet sister...... They chose well this month for this is a truly a fine poetic narrative.....I hope you win some of this month's prize money!!.......I like the way your overall tone of this piece stays consistently dark throughout!!...... It reads VERY well aloud!!......ALL STARS!!........ well done..... and Good Luck!!.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo. : )

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Jill Tait

Sorry Tony I’m lost who has been nominated xx 

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Tony Taylor

YOU HAVE..... Look at the top of this poem..... you're nominated for this Month!!....... February... with this poem!!!.... Yay!!   : )

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Jill Tait

Ahhh but this poem wont win lol its not my best but well thank you for uour encouragement xx who is these judges lol they read things differently to me haha ❤️💙❤️

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KIERAN1369

Hi Jill

Congratulations on a well deserved nomination...fingers crossed for you 

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Jill Tait

Awww Thank you loads ❤️💙❤️

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Jill! I've never seen that either(probably because I've never come close to being nominated), but congratulations! I'll be casting my votes for you...if I get votes, and if not, I'll strong arm the judges. lol. 
Good luck! 

Matthew. 

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Jill Tait

Teehee aww Matthew I dont think thisun is gonna win haha but hey least I’m innit to winnit!!!! Haha 💙💙🤣

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A Lonely Journey

LOL. 
Are you rubbing your nomination in my face??!! Good, you deserve to. lol. 
Once I thought I was nominated, but it said 'nauseating', about my poem, and I had read it wrong. Oh well. 
Hey, maybe I'll post that challenge tomorrow. I haven't seen Marionette much, although I saw the wonderful Cheerie around, but it's probably almost time for you to hit the sack, so I'll shoot for tomorrow. There's a new prize, some hardly used dental floss(cinnamon flavor), so that will sweeten the pot. What time is it in NorthernUmberland? Do you have yaks there? 
M. 

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Jill Tait

Haha ❤️💙❤️Nite nite xxx

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A Lonely Journey

Oh, and yes, it's going to win! Or my name isn't Felix Farmwhistler III...wait, is that my name? Anyway, it's going to win! Hello Sqwackle! M. 

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BlackButterfly ...

Congratulations on your nomination, it was not dark to me at all. I took away it was a woman who is running from her own mind, her secrets and battling with it all. Great job!!

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Greg Etsell

wow wow wow!!!! what great poem
your masterpiece  

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Jill Tait

AwwwThanks loads Greg haha I wasnt pleased with thisun 🤣❤️💙❤️

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Katina Woodruff...

Simply brilliant, creative, intriguing, enlightening and clever. 

The ending gave me goosebumps, wait, I still have them! I saw this poem as a woman who sees herself as huge, as ghostly, as illusive, yet never steers too far away -- I think we often see ourselves as invisible at times until we raise a fuss. I am such a fan of your writing Jill. You can hear the beats of the rhyme with every poem you write. This poem is awesome! Congratulations on the nomination. 

Favorite part: 

Don’t hang around to help her coz it’s her own affair
and if she’s scared of her own shadow 
she won’t want you standing there

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