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Who am I?

October 3, 2013
By EEKgirl GOLD, Tigard, Oregon
EEKgirl GOLD, Tigard, Oregon
15 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana

Who am I?
I know
Who I was,
But the present is
A mystery.
Shouldn’t that be
A problem
Of the future?
Shouldn’t I
Know how now works?

Who am I?
I was a baby.
Dark hair - sticking up,
Dark eyes,
Curious, and
Ever smiling
Unless I was desperate.
That’s not me now.

Who am I?
I was a toddler,
Light(er) hair,
Dark eyes,
Still curious,
Mostly innocent.
Asking questions,
Never stopping to think
What will they think?
Never caring.
Smiling and laughing;
That’s not me now.

Who am I?
I was a young child,
Just starting school.
Medium hair,
Lightening eyes,
Still curious, though
Less innocent.
Continuing to ask
Many without answers.
Thinking, when needed.
Rarely quiet.
Constantly happy.
That’s not me now.

Who am I?
I was a child,
Of older grades.
Medium hair,
Medium eyes.
Still very curious,
Still quite innocent.
Not knowing the truth about
The world around me.
Worrying only
About little things.
Beginning to wonder
What do they think of me?
Beginning to fear
More than
The dark.
Still happy.
Still laughing.
That’s not me now.

Who am I?
I was a tween.
Medium hair,
Medium eyes.
Less innocent than ever,
And more
Beginning to guess
The truth
About the world,
And looking for others worlds
To enter into.
Safer, happier places.
Having more to worry about.
Thinking ahead.
Fearing other things -
And judging.
Still often happy,
Still laughing.
That’s not me now.

Who am I?
Now, I’m a teen.
My hair is medium.
My eyes are
Medium, and weaker.
I’m still
And even less innocent.
I miss
The past.
I am learning the full truth
Of the world.
It’s not good.
I speak, and question,
But think
Even more.
I still fear
And read.
And thought it takes more,
I still am
Rather happy.
And I still love to laugh.

The author's comments:
This was one of my moodier pieces, and yet I feel I captured my life pretty well.

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Free- GOLD said...
on Oct. 7 2013 at 2:01 pm
Free- GOLD, Blllll, Kentucky
14 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe in you and I believe in me, and I believe that we are not meaningless."
"What a waste of a perfectly good wrist."

Such a great poem...very relateable