A simple word in a dictionary,
And the vocabulary taught to a child,
I am there in a section not so prominent,
And yet not hidden from the eye.
No one adorns me with pride, no one shows me off,
Some get scared at my sight, to most I’m no delight.
Yet they miss me when I am not around,
And start saying stories of ghosts and spirits, ugh!
The promising follower of the teacher,
The disciple who would not leave sight of his master.
Some say I am in love with her,
Some think I simply haunt.
Me, I exist because she does,
Me, I go everywhere with her.
Me, I have no smile and no tears,
Me, HER SHADOW, always so dark, and yet SO CLEAR!