Dead shadows

The problem is, they are not dead
but keep on following you both day and night
and even in your sleep, as they will never rest
and never go to sleep themselves
but keep on thriving and pursuing you,
as if they would keep haunting you unto your grave.
They are of various kinds and characters,
but some are really dead and only kept alive by you,
like losses and catastrophes, regrets and fatal traumas,
like when you lost the fortune of your life;
but such material losses are of no importance and no consequence,
and should be buried dead and lifeless, as thatís what they are.
The case is different when it comes to those who passed away,
as they are never dead however carefully they were cremated
and dispatched with obsequies and Requiem masses;
they will linger on, and you will never lose them,
like your parents: they will never quite abandon you
but keep on watching and safeguarding you for good,
like your dear departed friends as well, who meant something to you:
they will never leave you but continue keeping you good company
to prove, that they can never die. They are no shadows dark
but rather actually the opposite, as they will keep on shining up your way,
enlightening your life and even more so, than when they were mortal.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-06-08 at 11:46

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