This is ME April 22, 2010 - May 7, 2010
Reading and Deliberating
Do you have a poem that truly tells the reader who you, the writer, are? Have you written the soundtrack to your soul in verse? I enjoy reading such pieces, so I decided to have a contest.
The only rule is that it must be a poem, and it must be a "description" of yourself. Who are you?
To give you an example, here is my poem, Soundtrack, which I believe describes who Constance is inside quite completely.
I am a skipping record, too many times played
Scritched and scratched and poorly patched
The romantic ballad, permanently delayed;
Lied beneath the stars one night, did the math
And I figure, problem is, got stuck on one track
Followed that dream until it died of remorse
Now I know I can't ever get those hours back
So I'll rewrite the soundtrack, change the course
Play it loud enough, easy mind will change again
Perhaps an open mind can really be a curse
Yet I know the tree won't break if it will bend;
Life: crazy thing one can't ever plan or rehearse
Some people just die stuck in a tired old dirge
Never dare change the song, filled with false fear
Submit to common sense when they feel an urge
There's music, everywhere, that they'll never hear
Rolling with the flow of a cacaphony of sound
I'll let my mind ramble onward to a better place
Or 'least a different one, if better can't be found
Take it nice and slow, refuse to run the ratrace
And I'll dance, I'll dance like a fool, mad-happy
I'll sing and I'll sing like I feel every word, inside
Every tune, be it sorrowful, or bland, or sappy
I'll play the skipped old record, enjoying the ride
A badge of honor, and a review, of course.
True to Self
Growing Toward Gnosis
Created Apr 22, 2010