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Author Name: Premiumskipinpin 14 Comments
Date Added: August 24, 2008 20:08:51 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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                                               BEING I

                         Freedom comes in knowing who's "me".
                         I'm the sum of my ancestor's chemistry,
                         subtly inclined to improve gradually.
                         No need to waste my precious energy,
                         in self-pity or blaming heredity,
                         striving to avenge ways of life aimlessly.
                         I will always be my dark green eyes,
                         who have traveled this country to realize,
                         why I have lost my foolish youth's pride.
                         False impressions, misleading alibis.
                         Often I have dreamt being just like you,
                         but now, I no longer see a reason to.                       

                         You will discover as you live longer,
                         than you may think or want to believe,
                         that you are in fact your own ancestor,
                         and mankind’s relationship with time
                         means no more than nothingness indeed.

                         The numerous years I've wasted yearning
                         have now become my tools for relieving
                         all those imbedded illusions of mine
                         since my rebirth in worlds’ of mankind.
                         So, to be freed I worked on who is "me"

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posted prematurely, unpolished, for young Jasmine and others who feel the same.
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Comment By: FreeAdri on October 1, 2008 01:59:28 AM Report
Very true.  It is actually unsettling to realize how many people do think and feel the lack. Thank you for sharing.  Great great write.
Adri x

Comment By: FreeLorraina on September 29, 2008 10:16:30 AM Report
This poem seems to be written as if you have looked into my eyes and read my heart and mind such a very outspoken yet endearing poem  Starlite
Comment By: FreeBrittany Rainess on September 28, 2008 04:35:39 PM Report
very touching and inspiring. i hope to think like this someday. but now isnt the right time.
Comment By: Freenoah count on September 11, 2008 07:36:58 PM Report
Nothing like a good hunk of honesty to make the day a little brighter.  Nicely done.
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on September 7, 2008 02:35:09 PM Report
It took me sometime to be happy with me...I think I am happy in my own skin now and do not care as much what others think. I will always be the people pleaser as a first born child, but now I do it because it is who I am and not to acquire the praise of man. Your writes are very introspective, as well as filled with much wisdom Ray. Greatlly enjoyed this one.


Comment By: FreeHenry M. on September 5, 2008 05:46:00 PM Report
To know and be at peace with yourself is something that we all strive for. But sadly, many never accept what they are and thusly feel empty inside. Wonderful work here Raymond.  Henry
Comment By: FreeAngel on September 4, 2008 12:07:43 PM Report
As the saying goes youth is wasted on the young. Life is given us for a short time and we should embrace the moments we have with appreciation and zest.



Comment By: FreeKav on September 4, 2008 10:12:09 AM Report
I vaguely understand this poem. May be I am not qualified and intelligent enough to understand this piece. It's kind of complicated for me. So I won't be doing justice if I blindly say it's a wonderful poem. But from what I have understood I'd say, yes, this poem is good. I am looking forward to read more of your poems.
Comment By: FreeSuzin on August 30, 2008 11:02:32 PM Report
This poem is so deep, so full of meaning.  I think at times it is difficult to be able to really see who we are as our own person, but once we do life becomes so much clearer.  Great poem!

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on August 30, 2008 07:58:39 PM Report
Intriguing thoughts in here Raymond...development of these ideas might make this piece shine indeed.  I enjoyed the first stanzas methodical rhyme scheme...You might pursue its development upon those lines.

Interesting read!


Comment By: FreesHeRi on August 25, 2008 06:52:59 PM Report
You are right..beautifully written and inspiring. All my life I tried to be something I am I have found peace in "Being Myself'. Congrats on your independence also..


Thanks for your comment and for passing you opened the doors for me..of "Your World"




Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 24, 2008 09:27:45 PM Report
We just have to be ourselves.. youth is now gone
These days past.. The future waits .. your incredible with this poem..I can tell you will be a blessing on our site!!
 ~She Whispers

The numerous years I've wasted yearning

                         have now become my tools for relieving
                         all those imbedded illusions of mine
                         since my rebirth in worlds’ of mankind.
                         So, to be freed I worked on who is "me"

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on August 24, 2008 09:11:17 PM Report
Clever write Ray and I hope it helps the younger groups here, Joe
Comment By: FreeCathy on August 24, 2008 08:28:43 PM Report
I really enjoyed this read such an inspriational poem  being just me is what it is all about. Being yourself is what God intended for us for we are special all of us...I really loved and enjoyed reading this amazing write  Excellent penning


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