For Adam

For Adam.

 Born in the shadow of a Ghost

Living in the shade of a perfect child

Do you wonder why he is sullen

Are you surprised that he is wild

He cant compete with this Saint

He can’t live up to this perfection

He is just a confused boy

His life must find its own direction.

Born in the shadow of a Ghost

 

Living in the dazzle of a new childs light

She needs them more so he is alone

Lost to the cries of the needy

Its his right to bitch and moan

Things have changed since she arrived

She has taken what he once had

He loves her dearly

But it still makes him mad.

Some times he needs attention

His folks seem lost to this new distraction

He pushes and pulls to make them see

They think he is bad they say he is wild

Living in the dazzle of a new childs light.

 

Its hard to tell them how he feels

Teen years rip him up and down

He hangs with his friends to stay real

He plays the part of the happy clown.

He is living in the shadow of a ghost

Just to be seen is what he craves most

To be a person real and whole

Not just a kid who feels so lost.

Pushing to make them see

That he is grown that he is here

Pushing to make them see

Pushing so he does not disappear.

Living in the shadow of a ghost.

 Dave Kavanagh: August 2015

 

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