Know Who You Are

Know Who You Are

A Poem by Legacy
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Is this a possibility... in Knowing Who We Are, do you think we should take the time to understand others, before investing in our own?

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Understanding who we are?

As a young child I was faced with many circumstances which stretched ‘who I was’ at an age when baseball, snowballs and candy should have consumed me.

 

How are we to assist, teach or even lend a hand to another or for that matter given the right when we truly do not understand who we are?

Do we lend an ear?  Or just keep Talking?

Understanding Who We Are, could this expose us for who we truly are?

 

The future moves into the past…

 

 

Know Who You Are


Facing our Fears – Is all, but a mirror image

One we refuse to see - one we refuse to acknowledge?

 

I claim no acceptance in fostering appreciation

Encompassing emotions, other than my own

Elapsed time, this I can-not proclaim.

 

Guilty I am… Immersing ‘my being’ in the past

The lifting of boundaries (through Love and Understanding)

Offered in abundance… “This eludes me.”

 

Where have we lost such pluralisms in life?

Why do we wish to ex-change the reflections of who we are?

 

Without values we have no foundation

Our future should not, and must not, be transmogrified

(Because of our past)

 

Eyes of first impressions lost in judgment

Casting of shadows, tossing blame

Why must we quench our thirst from the well of hatred?

Who are we to judge without knowledge, or out of fear?

  

Thoughts become nothing more than reflections
History will - recall voices within our diverse past
 
When we really speak the words ‘Thank You’ ‘I Love You’ ‘I ‘Appreciate You’ ‘I am Truly Sorry’ are they really filled with the meanings they deserve?

A message conveyed or perhaps ‘lesson to be learned’

 

Looking back – moving forward

Beyond Cognition, reflections now dissolved

 Image of another becomes clear

I must vanish to…

Know Who {You} Are…

  

© 2007 Legacy

© 2008 Legacy



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Wow, it leaves me thinking of a lot of questions I have to ask myself. And you're right, why are we still so teribly prejudice, always angry and upset over the silliest little things. And I totally agree with Demyra there that sometimes we say things like I love you without even thinking it. I know I do it all the time, mostly to friends and family but I say it so that, should anything ( Goddess Forbid) happen to either of us, they know that they were loved.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Once a person knows oneself
They stop judging anyone
There is great wisdom in your work !!!!

Posted 12 Months Ago


Wow! Excellent poetry, Legacy! Very well expressed!☺

Thanks for sharing it!

-Anjana

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your writing is so Good. Well Done! Keep Writing Friend!

Do u read mine 2 "Why?, Who is a Poet"

If possible then give your reviews..

Regards,
Lucky

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Superb poem. It's expressive and I like that. But like others said below me, it too leaves me wondering a bit but at the same time I may not be perfect, try to always be good to others, know who...well pretty much and love who I am. And also it leaves me wonder like I do sometimes how others will be and why some decide that way that I may encounter.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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My favourite image here is the quenching of thirst from the well of hatred. Yes, I must move forward to know who I am. Fear is normal, fear is good, it reflects reality and lets me draw a boundary between 'me' and 'you'. In the here and now this is prudent . . .

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Why must we quench our thirst at the well of hatred...love that line Your poem rings with many truths, how can we love others if we don't love ourselves first and how can we love self, without knowing who we are. This is a poem many people can relate to. Good write!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow Legacy you are an amazing poet this made me think and reconsider and think again my emotions just hit me all at once this is really really good.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautiful poem making me stop and think

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I know who I am but I am not happy with it. My life has not gone the way I wanted it and my life is nothing but a living hell. Lucie

Posted 6 Years Ago


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