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By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Shadow Dancing

Does your shadow dance a lively jig
    Or flicker on your wall?
Does it gently come and quietly go
    And change from large to small?

Does it lightly dance upon the sand
    Or tremble under trees?
Perhaps it simply follows you
    And waltzes on the breeze.

When dark clouds cross the sunny sky
    And hide the shining sun,
Your shadow likes to hide as well
    For hiding is such fun.

Then when the rain begins to fall,
    Your shadow starts to fear
The sun will never shine again
    And so it disappears.

It hasn’t really gone for good;
   There’s no cause for concern.
If you turn the lights on in your home
    Your shadow will return.

It’s very firmly tied to you
    For you’re its special friend,
And it’s promised to stay by your side
    From birth until life’s end.

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