WhO Am I?

WhO Am I?

A Poem by Firemay
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this song was inspired by Grace Vanderwaal

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I want to be myself

But I don’t know what

Myself is any more

You tell me not to change

I never knew what

I was before

You shout out my name      

But I don’t know what

My name is anymore

You say I am

That thing

That thing that you adore

 

You tell me not to lose myself

But I am already lost

You tell me that you love me

But I know it’s not at any cost

 

I am lost

In a sea of people

With identities

I am lost

And I can’t find my way

Who am I?

What am I?

Where do I belong in this world?

I am lost and I can’t find my way

 

I cut my hair

And changed my clothes

I try to find myself

In their shadows

 And so you say I’ve lost

My identity

You say I’ve changed

Myself completely

 

But now I know

Who I am

What I am

I feel good in my own skin

My name is my name

 

But now I know

Who I am

What I am

I feel good in my own skin

My name is my name

 

I found myself 


© 2016 Firemay



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Firemay
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i loved it as is...has a quaint feel to it that makes it read so very genuine.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Again wonderful meaning here, that's what poetry is about driving deep into ourselves and reaching the world in a different light that only you can see and make a change not only your surroundings but most importantly yourself. Finding and becoming the real you. I think you might like this short inspirational philosophical video on YouTube , type in Alan Watts The Real You. Anyways I really enjoyed your poem and I'm glad I got the opportunity to read and see you are finding the true meaning of writing . Edgar Allan Poe said once " If you haven't had a poem ripped you apart yet you haven't experienced poetry". But seeing you have the connection with your soul and writing from the heart. Keep writing and thanks again.

Sincerely Your friend in poetry and life.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Firemay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! I am really glad you think my poetry actually connects with my soul. I guess the .. read more
Andrew Nelson Stewart

1 Year Ago

Your welcome and poetry is filled with thy unknown and it's the gateway to another world of your own.. read more
Bravo! Great philosophical depth and meaning with an inspirational moral, I give it five out of five Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!

I do have one criticism, I am not a fan of the short choppy sentence structure as they take much of the flow away when read out loud unless you have long pauses between lines. I grew up in the 50's and 60's when coffee shops and night clubs had poetry readings so I am of the mindset that poetry should be heard as well as read. This takes nothing away from how good your poem is, I hope you get the chance to read it out loud sometime as it has such a great message :~)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Firemay

1 Year Ago

Thank you. i myself don't like short sentences in a poem, but this is actually meant to be lyrics to.. read more
Love it, it has depth and well inspired

Posted 1 Year Ago


Firemay

1 Year Ago

I'M glad you liked it. Thank you.
I can really relate to this, I became a lot more confident as I figured out who I am and what I wanted in life. The funny thing is that I'm now different to a lot of people, yet feel more confident. I guess that's the angle you're working at here?

Posted 1 Year Ago


Firemay

1 Year Ago

Kind of.
Sometimes people keep telling us that we are perfect the way we are, yet we feel tr.. read more
Falling in love can make you lose yourself. W etry to be what the other person wants but it is always best to be yourself.
Nicely written.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Firemay

1 Year Ago

Thank you !!
Getting in a relationship can so often cause a person to lose sight of who they are and this poem reflects that well so well done 😁

Posted 1 Year Ago


Firemay

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much

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