Shadow jealousy

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Struggling up this hill

challenges the old guys age

but poses no problem

for his insubstantial companion


oh no! he can even manage it lying down!

no aching joints or defiant lungs 

in his fleshless, boneless body


he WOULD find it easy!

that voiceless inhuman negative

since it is the old guy who is obliged

to keep him in tow


and despite the fact that at present

he weighs nothing and has no means of conversing

he is still able to explain

by means of his tired-looking disembodied body language

how incapable they are both becoming to continue this outing anymore


and how very much harder

over the coming years it would be 

for the two of them to keep on meeting in this way

conjoined until death do them part! 

◄ Water music

Heartisically ►


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Rose Casserley

Sun 13th Nov 2022 12:35

Inspired by a pikky I took of Granddads shadow 😄
Uilleam 😅 !!
yes Beth, great idea thanks!

Thanks Stephen F.Jae, Jo, Beth, Holden, Stephen, Uilleam

Rose 💋

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Bethany Sallis

Fri 11th Nov 2022 23:55

So clever Rose but one suggestion-conjoined instead of married?
Thank you.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Fri 11th Nov 2022 17:16

A chap of 95 using a stick frequents my local.
I think he's my shadow, He's a blooming fit one, refusing help from the dear caring member of staff, insisting on negotiating the high doorstep without her help. "I can manage myself thanks" he said-God-I'm knackered at 74!

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 11th Nov 2022 07:07

A very interesting concept, Rose! I'll keep an eye on my shadow.

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