I am here, in the dead of night
I am the pillow when you clutch it tight
I absorb the tears when it rolls down
I am there when your hopes are drowned.
I stay engulfed with you,
In the corner where you lay cold.
I endeavor to quiet the voices,
And I feel the warmth when your heart rejoices.
I appear with the light when
the pall of darkness covers your life,
And the embers of me fade
when all is right, as you win the fight.
I stay behind you until you meet the silence.
I smile when I see you smiling.
Dancing in the light that you illuminate
You look so ardent, dear beautiful!
I am your friend.
I am your shadow.
Together we live until the end.