Senseology PT IV: A Sense of SELF

Senseology PT IV: A Sense of SELF

A Poem by Richard McLin
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In the fourth part of my poems trying to discover we are, this one deals with trying to discover who YOU are.

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SELF: I saw a stranger in the mirror, but the only reflection in the mirror was mine.  Others think they know me, but how is that possible when I don't even know myself.  The world around you is nothing but the hallucinations of your own mind trying to come to terms with its existence. Look at your hands in your teens, and then look at your hands in your fifties, are they the same hands?

PERSONA: I spied my shadow on the side of the building, and tried to have a conversation with it. I could not tell if it were looking at me, cause my shadow doesn't have eyes, but somehow I felt like it still saw me.  Losing yourself in a crowd, can sometimes be the easiest way to find yourself.  My world is what I make of it, but I can't create something from a maker I don't recognize.

IDENTITY: I asked my family what they thought of me, and they asked me who I was?  I can't think of anything about myself that I didn't  see in a movie or TV series.  My past is a made up tapestry of ideas of what I thought or pseudo-wish my past was like.  I don't know what I like about myself, maybe it's the fact that I'm still trying to get to know myself after all these years.

BEING:  What if I don't actually exist?  I'm not sure who it is that is telling you all of this, but if you do please leave it in the review.  I took a selfie, and didn't recognize the person in the photo.  I went on a trip with a friend of mine, a trip of self discovery, and I discovered that my friend was a  Capricorn.  I can no longer lie about myself, I don't have enough information to lie about.

The END

2018 Richard McLin

© 2018 Richard McLin



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Amazinggggg-wow wow-so many things hit home- losing yourself in the crowd is where you become visible- the shadow is your selfs strength- the tapestry is the entertwined magical moments of you - so much so true- well you do know who you are you are an amazing being that’s part of this illusion called life - welcome to the clan- well understand it one day but for now have peace in knowing you are way ahead than most- fantastic words of truth - just wonderful and so meaningful , well well written 🌹

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Richard McLin

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Thank you so much. This series of poetry means a great deal to me, and this piece was important for .. read more
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Most of us can't find our real face. I lost my real face many years ago. Maybe one day, I will find? I liked your words and your thoughts. Thank you Richard for sharing your amazing words and thoughts.
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Richard McLin

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Thank you for your review.
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

You are welcome Richard.
i like this because it reminds me that we change even though we feel the same as we did when younger. most times, we don't realize our time creeps up on us and changes things. most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are. do we ever really know? reminds me of philoso pher Descartes - "Cogito ergo sum" (i think therefore i am). :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amazinggggg-wow wow-so many things hit home- losing yourself in the crowd is where you become visible- the shadow is your selfs strength- the tapestry is the entertwined magical moments of you - so much so true- well you do know who you are you are an amazing being that’s part of this illusion called life - welcome to the clan- well understand it one day but for now have peace in knowing you are way ahead than most- fantastic words of truth - just wonderful and so meaningful , well well written 🌹

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much. This series of poetry means a great deal to me, and this piece was important for .. read more
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

9 Months Ago

My pleasure🌹

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Richard McLin
Richard McLin

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