By Sila Rai, 6th Grade
Jennings Middle School
Akron, Ohio


thank you for being in my life as a guard.
I never feel alone because my shadow is with me.
No matter what, you’re always with me.
I’m scared of darkness, because
in darkness you won’t be with me anymore.

Thank you, shadow,
for not letting me feel left out.

Thank you, shadow,
for being my true friend until I die.