Shadow

Shadow

 

You fail to see the resemblance

But seem to see the resentment

You nod your head in disgust

Mine in exhaust.

What you want to do, you do

Of course, I too do.

They say this, but you wanna do that

Say what you wanna say

I do what my heart says.

Though, to you it is resentful

To me I feel respectful

To being able to follow my heart

Even If I lie on a mat

But I must fulfill

The beating of my heart.

 

I’m like you

And you are any other person

There is a resemblance in all

Though we fail to see none in all,

Most don’t like to see an image of themselves

They say it is a blast from the past.

Though we are the future

But we can’t deny the past

You see yourself in me

Don’t hate me for that

I see myself in me

Not just an image.

 

You are fifty

I’m not filthy

You call me haughty

I’m not naughty

You see ego

But that was ago,

I see self worth

You know my worth.

I am futuristic,

Don’t dwell in the past

Step up the rung

And leave the perspective, wrong

Embrace me,

Embrace my style

Don’t hate

Haters dunce.

 

Though the task be daunting,

I’m not Thomas a-doubting

Seem the future be late

Its already past eight

And I must arrive, here I come.

Its only time, time shall tell

And when the time comes,

I’m sure you won’t run,

Cos everything I am

Everything I own

All my mistakes, man

You already know

I want to be free

So treat me for whom I am

Whom I’ll become

The future is a-coming

The future is here.

 



2 thoughts on “Shadow” by owseaman (@owseaman)

  1. Deep thoughts you have expressed here.Well done.Great grace.That universal theme of identity crises common to every race and man is explored here.Indeed man is always in the quest of searching for who he is.Well done.
    My best lines—

    I’m sure you won’t run,

    Cos everything I am

    Everything I own

    All my mistakes, man

    You already know

    I want to be free

    So treat me for whom I am

    Whom I’ll become

    The future is a-coming

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