Our Shadows – Interactive Poetry

Ayushi Jain gave me the words light, shadow, and dark for my interactive poetry. I have had this idea with a lot more detail stored away for a short story or novel for quite a while now. So, it may one day be written. We’ll see!

Growing up, you’ve been told
all those monsters you see lurking the dark
will disappear as you grow old.
You’re taught to believe
all of these lies and schemes
convinced that they’re nothing-
only bad dreams,
figments brought to life
by an imagination gone wild
of a fearful child.

But what if I told you
that they were all wrong?
That they told you this
just to string you along?

We walk around not knowing
what sneaks behind our backs.
While that shadow cast onto the ground
is just waiting to attack.

They’re not just a dark area
formed from blocked out light.
Your shadow is this creature
that comes alive at night.

These night beings crawl
away from the light of day.
So listen to your mother
when you hear her say,
just turn on the light
and everything will be alright.


If you have words you would like me to use in a poem, comment on here or on my interactive poetry post and I’ll be glad to write something and link you to the post!

Photo Credit: http://pixshark.com/shadow-monster-wallpaper.htm

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