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Who am I? I am many things, and all things possible, says this lovely poem on the self.
One of the top 5 entries for August’s Muse of the Month writing theme, with the cue “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am”, taken from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.
When the moon peeps out
from behind grey clouds
creating hope on a dull night
I am darkness.
When an ink pen my lover gifted
our first year together
turns up once declared lost
I am fortunate.
When water splashes against
rocks as it makes its way down
hidden waterfall in the woods
I am sadness.
When I give up trying after
Eight years of giving it my all
the strip turns a deep red
I am living dead.
When sweat drips down my back
on a warm summer’s day
of heated arguments in the park
I am the light.
When your voice fails you
after vowing to never stay mute
unsaid is our only conversation
I am the words.
When an ice cream truck makes
a loud sound on its way around
with cheering kids chasing it
I am happiness.
When I watch her laugh without
worries, qualms or inhibitions
consumed by emotions
I am whole.
When an aeroplane takes flight
with it my heart in my mouth
cotton-candy clouds calm me down
I am at peace.
When fears envelope my thoughts
each night as I toss and turn in bed
Waiting for dawn to break
I am the nightmare.
When my imagination rewrites
reality in the way you hoped
and wished it would end
I am broken.
When everything makes me cry
I am the dream.
I take a deep breath
and calm my racing heart.
I am here,
Everything and nothing
visible and invisible
the silence and the song.
Pic credit: Ley (Used under a Creative Commons license)
Profound and brilliant. Great flow of words and thoughts. One of the best poems I have read.
Beautifully captured the different shades of life!
Emotions best put in words!!! Appreciate it….
congrats ! well written ! profound images and perfect choice of words.
Beautiful poem. You have put into words, those feelings that pass through all of us at different points in our lives.
It is amazingly beautiful. Penned in simple words yet creates a deep effect. Loved every syllable of it. Hats off to you for writing this.
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