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The Poem of Me

The poem of me from yesterday
Is not that which I am today

In many ways they may resemble
But don't be fooled by what I say

Look closely at what you hear
Listen with more than just an ear

The poem of me from yesterday
Is not that which I am today

You think that you may know me
By the words I rhyme and sing

You think that you may know me
But of me you know not a thing

The poem of me I once sang for you
Then may have had lyrics true

But with each new day the words decay
And of that me from then -- I bade adieu

❅ ❅ ❅ ❅

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35 thoughts on “The Poem of Me

    1. Thank you, 2bcreativeblog. I’m glad you think so. Thank you for taking the time to leave me the kind feedback.

  1. Fantastic poems. Only the poet themselves understands what is truly happening inside.

    1. Thank you, Richard. I’m glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

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  3. Such a great poem!

  4. Good depth, and causes me to reflect. Thanks

    1. My pleasure, joshuassp. Thank you for taking the time to provide me with such helpful feedback.

  5. Friggin genius write, mucho like

    1. And your friggin kindness is mucho appreciated, AHS.

  6. How simply and beautifully your words speak of the permanence of impermanence dear Kurt. Thanks for a moment of reflection. Nice to meet ‘you’ but ‘not you’ again 🙂

  7. Beautiful poem, Kurt. It has a sad, almost distant pull to it that drew me right in. The rhythm too is slow and haunting – very nicely done.

    Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you kindly, Mel. And Happy New Year to you and yours, as well my friend. It’s gonna be a fantabulistic year.

      1. Indeed it is – it’s not the cold I feel in my bones (though it’s freeezing) it’s the simple joy of all the possibility!

    1. I’m happy you think so, xxnewfoundwonderxx. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.

  8. True! I have only just figured this out in the last 24 hours or so, that when I write it is true in that moment and then I move on. Somehow it transforms me. Beautifully expressed and perfectly timed [for this grasshopper].

    1. Thank you for your very kind and helpful feedback/wisdom, jamborobyn. It is very much appreciated [by this grasshopper].

    1. Thank you, ourbabygenius. I’m happy you think so.

  9. To paraphrase “he wrote as if he knew me”. So so true- wonderful expression

    1. I’m so happy you think so, cindygurmann. Thank you for taking the time to let me know. It has always been helpful to me to paraphrase the poems I read, as well.

    1. Thank you, chandhni24. I’m glad you think so.

  10. Reblogged this on lucyserah and commented:
    amazing piece:)

  11. I found that very deep and….true,

    1. I’m happy to hear that, Barbara. Thank you for reading and taking the time to offer me your kind feedback.

  12. Very melodic cadence in this poem. We do indeed change from day to day and we have only the very moment that is where we are present. I like your reminder very much. Reading this out loud was most enjoyable.

    1. Thank you very much for saying so, Mary. It is very encouraging to receive such kind and helpful feedback. I really appreciate it.

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