The Shadow

I am so pleased to present a poem by Avery Martin. Avery is 8 years old and has quite a future ahead of him with his writing. I love this poem. Avery won the national junior poet competition at his school. Don’t you agree that he has a bright future?

My shadow has a human
It doesn’t grow or stretch
My human is kinda boring
He won’t even play fetch.

My shadow has a human
That seems to follow me
Wherever I go
That human seems to be

I grow taller as the day wears on
But the human doesn’t change
He claims that I follow him
But I think that’s just strange

Everyone knows that shadows
have always been here
Before people roamed the earth
Shadows were still near

We could take the shape
Of a flower or a tree
We could walk alongside
A t-Rex or a bee

My shadow has a human
And I guess he wants to fight
He turned around and glared at me
And then turned out the light

Shadows they fear nothing,
Not even big kids at the park
Nope. Not afraid of anything…
Except maybe the dark.

About Pamela Beckford

I'm a person, poet and a blogger. I have opinions that are solely my own. I am an avid reader and love to connect with people all through my life.

9 comments on “The Shadow

  1. Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere and commented:

    Amazing poem written by a talented 8-year-old.

  2. Outstanding. I cannot wait to read his writing as he matures.

  3. Oh my goodness! Such a deep feeling person at such a young age. This is so beautiful…with encouragement, we will be gifted with his words for many years.

  4. Hi Pamela ~ I’m back and wondering how to contact Avery? Do you happen to know the name of his school? That would probably be the best way.

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