Unfailing Love

I stay with you- through day and night,
You only notice, when left alone.
You keep walking ahead of me
Stopping never; letting  me walk along..


Silently I follow you, no matter where you go-
Blindly I rely; letting you fulfill your wasted desire.
I cry when you sob, I smile when you rejoice.
Imitating you in every possible way-
So you know I support you.


I have no face, no color defines me..
No-one’s ever touched me or felt my vein..
I stay around when you are pale,
Guarding you throughout the night; becoming your little angel.


Lights cast me longer
Darkness kills me
Swinging between the “light” and “dark”,
I exist somewhere in there, always with you-
I am your shadow..


Summary: A shadow shies away in embarrassment when you try to walk after it. Never will it fail you in supporting you.. It doesn’t even want any recognition and hence fades away in well lit place!


This Post/Poem wins the The Perfect Poet Award for week- 40/March, 2011.

The Perfect Poet Award- Week- 40, March- 2011


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62 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. belladonna23
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 19:36:44

    mmm great word play here, love the shadow refrences 🙂
    thanks for stoppin by!!


  2. robin the dreamer
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 02:47:29

    balance between yin and yang, darkness and lightness…. important to see both to see who we really are. glad i read this


    • Olivia
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 07:27:49

      Robin, I am so glad you liked this..
      Yes, I wanted to highlight the shadowed perspective here! Thank you for your words here.. 🙂

      Hugs xx


  3. Shagufta Abbas
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 15:26:24

    ‘You only notice when left alone’

    Indeed loneliness can teach us a lot of lessons. Till our last breath, we aint alone, our shadow stays as our companion.


  4. Adeolu Adesanya
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 23:23:28

    I love the explanation at it’s end, almost poetic, a great uses of words and nice flow of creative lines, a master piece.


  5. Mihir Vatsa
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 22:07:58

    Its good. 🙂



  6. JL Dodge
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 07:14:38

    We really enjoyed this well penned write !
    Happy Rally


  7. fiveloaf
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 00:51:54

    oh i love this shadow olivia and it would be nice if can also wrap around me! here’s mine.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/wedged/


  8. A.B. Thomas
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 20:59:43

    Every word is like a cobra rising to strike – the anticipation of the next line to the next in your prose. Thoroughly enjoyable to read and let your literary fangs puncture my mind to send the imagery into the blood.


    • Olivia
      Mar 26, 2011 @ 21:22:21

      This one is dangerously sweet! So nice of you to have posted a venomous comment for me to read and gloat!
      I hope you didn’t get killed though 😉

      Thank you for the appreciation n encouragement
      Hugs xxx


  9. Vinay
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 15:49:12

    In the end, its just me and my shadow, isn’t it? Well said.. a shadow is there when we are alone too..

    Here’s My Poetry For The Rally


  10. thoughtsnotlost
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 04:41:45

    Awesome! Loved reading!


  11. Ina
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 13:22:16

    What a great poem 🙂 The more often there is sunshine in your life, the more often there is a shadow to follow you around. Still I wish you lots of sunshine!


    • Olivia
      Mar 25, 2011 @ 13:23:47

      You are so right Ina- just so right! I too feel it that way- although no complaints for I have been mostly under the sun (getting burnt- lols)
      Thank you for the wishes- 😀

      Hugs xoxox


  12. Ms. Queenly
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 07:45:11

    A new way to think of my shadow! You learn something new everyday. Thank you for this.



  13. seabell
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 07:22:10

    Omnipresent, yet so humble… We read shadow, we think people…


  14. cloakedmonk
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 07:05:45

    Very lovely. I love playing in the dark and light.


  15. Reggie
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 06:41:24

    It began sad for me, then curious, then a smile…well written my dear.

    Love the art.


  16. mairmusic
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 03:26:23

    You keep the mystery suspended until the end– great work!


  17. Rajlakshmi
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 00:47:46

    that’s a lovely description of shadow… loved the imagery…
    beautifully worded.

    Thursday Rally


  18. Ramesh Sood
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 21:20:01

    Walking under the sun I learnt’, even my shadow changed sides…

    You reminded me of what I wrote many months ago… I liked your poem it happens with many of us thoughtful hearts..who unfortunately feel weak because of sensitivity and keep looking for the support..


    • Olivia
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 01:11:35

      But isn’t this why we “worship” Gods..? To bend on some one/thing still unknown and untapped.

      I mean, how commonly we talk of God n religion is like making a cut glass imitate a diamond! Just how many of us know about super- natural stuff?

      If only we turn to our inner-selves, it would become easier to resolve the life riddles!


  19. Sam
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 15:56:17

    A great poem Olivia… the flow is simply beautiful.


  20. Chimnese
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 14:30:27

    reflection on love and innerself…


  21. bendedspoon
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 06:30:17

    royal poet on loyal shadow… love it 🙂


  22. Kim Nelson
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 04:59:18

    Terrific little riddler! FUN!


  23. Amity
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 04:13:48

    I knew then it was a shadow or an angel guiding us through…:)

    Beautiful thoughts Olivia, it is going from normal to the supernatural…our own shadows!

    I wish they could also help us in times of hurts and distress and would rejoice with us in times of happiness!!!

    Good morning!


    • Olivia
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 01:02:57

      Hello Amity!

      I am reading you at 1.00am now.. haha so maybe night already if in India or morning if in US.. at some more places- maybe Evening!

      Thank you for liking my words. Shadows are the mute forms of our inner- voice I feel!

      Much Love xx


  24. lunawitch15
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 02:07:11

    Reminded me of what i call my inner self. there always. This was a joy to read! love your poetry!


  25. Jingle
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 01:55:22

    the love for one’s reflection is both cool and sad.
    beautiful words..

    thanks for the contribution.


  26. thingy
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 01:53:56

    A gorgeous read, Olivia.


  27. Broken Sparkles
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 00:44:50

    Oh, that was shockingly sad, but beautiful in a way how faithful we can become to someone … Loved your shadow!


  28. Someone is Special
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 23:16:25

    Olivia, amazing.. the last para, i don’t have words for it.. here is my rally post, that’s how life is

    ! Happy Rally !

    Someone is Special


  29. Paulami
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 22:35:57

    its beautiful 🙂


  30. buttercup600
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 12:07:14

    Wowowowowo Olivia, the 3rd stanza stand out and is edged in my mind!!! What a powerful written piece of art this is and then you complimented it to perfection with the image above. Perfect word flow so well depicted! You amaze me girlfriend….loved every word 🙂 xxxx Hugs xx


    • Olivia
      Sep 14, 2010 @ 13:23:40

      Thank you Amanda- You are sweet enough to say such words for my writing.. I try to feel the human/emotions in the “subject” to write and hence such expressions..

      I loved every word of your comment 😀 They are a total feast..
      Love and hugs- xoxox


  31. RiikaInfinityy 마왕
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:48:44

    Ahhh Shaiya Online! I remember the light and dark goddess from the picture, played the game a long time ago and it is greatXD

    Putting that aside,your words are amazing, and the image totally suit it;D And yeah very true indeed with the wonderful flow of words :3

    Another wonderfully-written poem, my dear friend with much love<3<3


    • Olivia
      Sep 14, 2010 @ 09:51:11

      Wow Riika.. thanks a bunch..
      You only appreciated my words but also have something for my Images too.. Guess I am loving the way you say them…

      Thank you My dear Friend..
      Loads of Love for you


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