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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About Kurt Brindley

He is tall but he hopes to accomplish more in life than just that...
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35 Responses to The Poem of Me

  1. Richard Parr says:

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

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  3. RoshaneM says:

    Such a great poem!

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  4. joshuassp says:

    Good depth, and causes me to reflect. Thanks

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  5. Friggin genius write, mucho like

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  6. PreciousRhymes says:

    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 :)

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  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!

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  8. jamborobyn says:

    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].

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  9. cindygurmann says:

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

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  10. lucyserah says:

    Reblogged this on lucyserah and commented:
    amazing piece:)

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  11. Barbara says:

    I found that very deep and….true,

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  12. Mary Kendall says:

    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.

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