The shadow hounded me Halloween day
Glimpsed in farthest corners of my eyes
Each time I turned, it slipped away
Wherever Shadows run to hide
It took not shape, nor any form,
At least from what I briefly spied
It seemed a darkly presence at my back
I hurried home and ran inside
Would its blackness fade with sunlight’s lack?
No, it hovers just beyond my view
In darkness shows its wicked might
Taught me terrors I never knew
I reached quickly for some light
Each click, each lamp,
brought no flare, no brightness
To overcome the dark
Which made the Shadow aware
That I could feel its evil mark
Do I deserve this dreaded fate?
My sins crossed o’er my mind and soul
Must I now pay the devil’s toll?
Or be redeemed too late?
Only my Shadow knows . . .