I Am

I Am

A Poem by J. M. Thompson

A poem that illustrates how I view myself.

I am young and I am old;
I’ve been bought and I’ve been sold.
I am the Winter and the Summer;
I am the pulse and the drummer.
I have lost and I have gained.
I have celebrated; I have pained.
I have wept and I have sung.
I have deserted and I have clung.
I am and yet am not,
I am renewed, but still rot.
I have stood, I have faltered;
I have encouraged, I have haltered.
I have lived and I have died,
I’ve told truth and I have lied.
I’ve broken down, I’ve fortified;
I’ve detached; I’ve allied.
I am, and yet am not.
I am joyful; I am fraught.
I've been spared; I've been hung.
I am old and I am young.

© 2012 J. M. Thompson

Author's Note

J. M. Thompson
Thoughts are welcome. Thankyou.

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I love the flow of the words, and the thought of this poem. I enjoyed reading your writing style.

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Added on March 23, 2012
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