Saturday, April 27, 2013

"Chasing Shadows" by William Bednar



Chasing Shadows
by William Bednar

Have you ever loved a heart that's lost?
Or travelled to a land that never was?
Perhaps your shadow smiled at you once,
And you weren't confused because
You hadn't stopped believing
Adventure's there for you to find.
But as you grew you met the world
and daydreams slowly 'scaped your mind.

You soon forgot to see the stars as equals.
but in your memory hides a rhyme
You never really lost,
Though it gathered dust with time.
So if you really look when troubled,
You'll find that you've been chasing shadows
Of people you have since forgot,
Though they reside inside the hallows
Of your lonely, child's heart
And run along your aging spine.
If you ever spot one, ask
"Is this shadow yours, or mine?"


I have been very busy this past few days and will continue to be over the next, so I am highlighting a few of the many poems my twenty year old son has written over the past years.  He has always been and always will be a poet.  I remember having him read and recite his first poem in kindergarten (I home-schooled then) and he took to it like a fish to water.  I am compiling his poems and some of my photography for a personal book on my Mac and will be sharing a few of them here now and again.

10 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I always click over when I see William's poems posted. He is very talented. Especially love "they reach inside the hallows of your lonely child's heart", and the question: "Is this shadow yours or mine?"

Jeanne said...

Such a gorgeous and meaningful poem. Love it and it is so true, and so nostalgic. Thanks so much for sharing this and your photo is beautiful with this!

Lisa Gordon said...

This young man is amazing, Margaret!
What beautiful words these are, and your photograph is just wonderful.

Susie Clevenger said...

Your son's work is always a treat and when paired with your photographs I am doubly blessed.

Karen S. said...

He is an amazing poet! His subject of shadows is one of my favorite studies as well!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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Friko said...

You must be very proud of this splendid young man.

Janet Martin said...

Talented like his mama;) SO enjoying these posts. Thank-you.

Brian Miller said...

Adventure's there for you to find.
But as you grew you met the world
and daydreams slowly 'scaped your mind...been there...its a sad realization...but also hopefully a wake up call when you realize it....nicely done...my fav of yours i have read so far william...

Ginnie said...

What I love most about this is finding out you knew William was a poet as early as kindergarten!