Shadow of You – a poem

Shadow of You.
Of light and dust.
And skin and bone.
A man among men.
You were never alone.

Shadow of You.
Of light and dust.
You carried me then.
In your skin and bone.

Shadow of Me.
Of light and dust.
And skin and bone.
A man among men.
I am never alone.

Shadow of You.
Now light and dust.
Not skin and bone.
I carry you now.
In my skin and bone.
A man among men.
We are never alone.

~philippe berthiaume 12/14/14
~honoring the memory of my dad.

Philippe

Philippe Berthiaume is a creative soul receiving his first Blue Ribbon Award for a crayon drawing of Columbus’ Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria. He was six years old. It was his defining moment as an Artist. 16 years later he graduated with College degrees in Photography, Ceramic Arts, and Theology. Today, he paints pictures with words on paper, not with paint on canvas__ and his first novel is almost complete. During the warm months, his green thumbs are happy digging, planting, and meditating in his vegetable, perennial, and Japanese gardens. They are equally happy cooking in the ManKind Project kitchens of New England as a Man of Service. Philippe completed the New Warrior Training Adventure in 2009.

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