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A Shadow Of A Doubt
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My shadow is something I often times see,
It's either in front of or way behind me.
It jumps when I'm jumping and runs when I run,
But I'm rather confused as to where it comes from.
I see it outside when the sun's shining bright,
But not in the dark 'til I turn on the light,
It sneaks in beside me when I am asleep
Not making a sound, why not even a peep!
It seems kind of funny the way that it grows,
We're never the same size from head down to toe.
Sometimes it is taller, as high as a tree
And sometimes so small that I barely can see.
It follows me everywhere all the day through,
I have to get rid of it, what shall I do?
Perhaps if I run I can leave it behind,
Then it wouldn't be hanging around all the time.
So early this morning I snuck from my bed
Without waking my shadow—the old sleepyhead!
I tiptoed so lightly across the wood floor,
But it woke up and followed me right out the door!
I raced through the hallway and ran down the stairs,
Then looked back behind me but it was still there!
I asked Mom about it-she grinned ear to ear,
"It's the light playing games, you have nothing to fear."
So now when I play there's no need to pretend,
That it's really not there because now it's my friend.
We'll run and we'll jump laughing all through the day,
For my shadow's forever, it won't go away.
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About Terry Fitterer
Terry is a long-standing poet and writer from Minnesota, USA. Her work is published in humor columns in newspapers, periodicals, children's magazines and humorous murder poems for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Terry has also been a winner of The World Wide Poetry Contest. Poems for children come easy for her as she says "I am still a kid at heart!"
Here's a list of just some of Terry's stories which are rotated on this page one at a time and available to registered readers. The entire collection is available immediately to those registered for Unlimited Children's Stories (see Free Story Access above).
A Kids Halloween Ditty
A Seashore Once More
A Shadow Of A Doubt
Beneath The Cushions
But I Wanted Rollerblades
Meat Your Maker
My Aunt Sophie
No More Amour
The Disappering Tooth
The Story Of Scrooge
The Wish List
Tomatoes Are For Kids
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