Faithful Companion

My most faithful companion

Is following me

Sunrays in the sky needed



I am your most faithful companion on sunny days,

I come into existence as soon as you are born and

The first sunrays pop in through the window bathing you.

Try not to disengage me on such days as I follow all

The movements of your body when you walk, talk, sit

Listen to your favorite hit

Your clothes fit or don’t fit

That’s it.



But when the sky darkens I disappear.

The eye of a storm kills me with its thorn,

Even the slightest clouds treat me with merciless scorn.



I pray to stay

And yell so well

I am the dum(b)bell

Of the body I dwell



Once the good weather is restored I am reborn

To follow you through life’s pleasures and pains.

You’ll carry me until your death

And I will listen to your breath

To your soul, to your heart pulsation.

I am your most faithful companion

But only on sunny days.



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© April 2019 Marta Pombo Sallés

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109 thoughts on “Faithful Companion

  1. I wonder if it was your voice?

    And I truly appreciate the way you write beautiful poems on stuff I wouldn’t even imagine. I guess the poem was about our own ‘Shadow’ which is indeed a faithful companion from the day we start our life till the day we take our last breath.

    I like the point of view of the shadow which says these words. And how the description of its emotions is provided.

    Once again, Marta, you amaze me with your poem. 💞

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    1. Are you? No, I don’t think so. Thank you for your appraisal. I am flattered. I don’t know where I got the inspiration to write these lines from. I think I was reading some Jack Kerouac poems that had double rhymes.

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    1. PS. I want to add that the times when we can’t see the Sun, we know it’s still there giving us the daylight.
      Just like the song say, ‘Look for the silver lining, whenever clouds appear in the blue . . .’ XXX

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      1. Yes indeed. I personally feel that every form of poetry or post should be as simple as it could be for maximum engagement. What is the point of ultra refinement and selective vocabulary if it doesn’t have that outreach!

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      2. Yes, that is true unless you want to write for a literary elite. There are authors almost no one understands, but I love to read them because of the beauty of the language. Take Joyce’s Finegans Wake, for instance.

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  2. I love this poem, so much insight. To me, the sunshine reminds me of a Mother hovering over their child. Personally, I don’t have a Mother, but can relate to my own children, watching over them as much as I can, but unfortunately, I’m not always going to be there for each second. However, as long as I’m still breathing I will continue to return, making them (my children) the most important mission in my life. Beautifully penned.

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      1. Marta…your command of languages and elegant expression is so very polished and meaningful.

        Without question…you, my friend, have a very special way with words.

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  3. Bonjour mon amie
    IL EST :
    Libre de penser, de rire et d’aimer
    IL FAUT :
    Profiter des secondes de bonheur
    IL FAUT:
    Savoir dire non, oser et choisir
    IL SUFFIT
    de si peu de chose, d’avoir
    d’un peu de courage si j’ose
    On SAIT que
    La vie n’est pas toujours facile,
    Mais il suffit de redresser la tête,
    D’affronter certaines adversités,
    Avec beaucoup de sincérité
    Belle journée bonne semaine à venir Bernard BISOUS

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  4. Danke für den Besuch, auch hier ist es sehr schön, aber nur in Deutsch kommen meine Kommentare, es sei, ich muss übersetzen, ich wünsche dir einen guten fröhlichen Feiertag mit vielen schönen Momenten

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