Living in the shadow

Can you imagine what

Kind of life it is to live?

In the shadows people

See you as happy and free

Because that’s what you

Want them to see

Living two lives

Happy, but not free

You live in the shadows

For fear of someone hurting

Your family or

The person you love

The world is changing

And they say it’s time to be free

But you live with the fear

Of just being me

Living in the shadow

Feels like the safe place to be

No harm for them

No harm for me

But life is short

And it’s time to be free

Love who you love

Because life isn’t guaranteed



By Gloria Carter

From the Album