September 27, 2009

I Am Someone

This is another of the autobiographical poems I was asked to write by my English teacher friend as an example for her class...

I’m a small scared rabbit,
hiding it’s head,
heart beating wildly,
hoping for salvation.

I’m a bright summer sun,
brightly illuminating
all I shine upon
and healing by my light.

I am a cold north wind,
bitter and unforgiving,
and an innocent smile
on a babies face.

I am gentle laughter,
and joyful banter.
Soft caresses,
and long wet kisses.

I am fresh baked bread,
rising soft and tender,
a warm fire and shelter
from the storm of life.

I am an armored warrior ,
striving to right
every wrong for all
who cannot fight.

I am a lowly ant,
gathering grain for the winter.
A destructive grasshopper,
living just for today.

I am torrential rain,
weeping down from heaven
covering the earth
with my sadness.

There are all these things
and more in me,
in a face well worn,
by a life well lived.

4 comments:

  1. Wow. Well done!
    I like the idea of being fresh baked bread...

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  2. this was great, and really brought up many images and feelings in me as I read it.

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  3. Hi Cynthia,

    This is a novel approach to one's personality. I imagine that many people wouldn't think to describe themselves in this way. But are you really as bitter and unforgiving as that cold north wind?!

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  4. So you are all these things ...a myriad of complexities.I liked the baked bread and the long wet kisses at the same time being a destructive grasshopper and a bitter north wind.
    I think it might be a female thing Derrick!

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