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The Shadow of Mine

written by: Monika Ajay Kaul

 

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see -

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

It chases me, cavorting hide n seek
as the night and day trail each other,
like sunlight dances between the trees.

Meeting the darkness when the dusk arrives,
until it melds and finally ebbs
against the backdrop of nothingness.

It never flees from me, but stays..
Like the stars during the day, overwhelmed;
by the dazzling gush of sun rays.

As young night flash n flies away
its tryst with me once more,
shouldering me like a comrade, adored.

An unsullied silhouette of me,
replica of my manoeuvres,
a lifetime companion.

Monika Ajay Kaul

Monika Ajay Kaul

Born in the Breathtakingly Beautiful Vale of kashmir, Monika Ajay Kaul has had her schooling done there. A Post-Graduate in Business Management from New Delhi, an Academician by profession.
She is passionate about writing poetry and short stories. An avid reader, mostly biographies and autobiographies of World Artists and Writers. Currently a full-time toiling mother.
Besides writing, she is a painter too. Giving wings to her imagination through Beautiful Colors and Wuthering Words.
As she has rightly put it into words, "Give wings to your imagination..and let your ingenuity fly..!"
Monika Ajay Kaul

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