Shadow

Oh shadow, oh shadow

Please be dear to me

When mummy is yelling

Never let that be me

Darken my face, but never my heart

Cut out darlings, leave me the art

Shape my emotions, then my ideas

Be nothing more than necessary fears.


Oh shadow, oh shadow

Please be dear to me

When our children need courage

Don’t make a fool out of me.


Show me the dark in its twisted ways.

Rub my heart clear from what ego says.

Twirl my soul, heighten its mystery

Be nothing less than good history

Oh shadow, oh shadow

Please be dear to me

When we learn

How to let go

Our world is free.


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