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I have a little Shadow that goes in and out with me,

And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.
The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an India-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that Shadow sticks to me!


One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little Shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.



Now, my Shadow is much older than me every day.

He has a job, though still a slob, I love him anyway.

And now that he has grown the age of twenty-three

I'll shout "You made it here alive! I'm sure we're all happy."



Now if you like this crazy man who bonkles all the time,

And if you somehow survived reading all of this rhyme,

Then tell him Happy Birthday! and wish him many years.

For someday soon, I'll convince him to finally grow a beard. :/






This is about The 1st Shadow btw

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The first couplet is inappropriately split and "years" definitely does not rhyme with "beard." Worst birthday topic ever. 0/10. Would not birthday again.


Ben puts on a monocle and snootily walks out.


All kidding aside, good poem. Also, happy twenty-third birthday, Shadow!  I could've sworn you were twenty-five just a month ago, but this poem proved me wrong.

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