Poem for Myself

I have written a thousand poems

For people around me

All but one

Have never written a poem for

Myself

It’s not because I don’t want to

But because I really don’t know how to

Or perhaps because I never thought to

But now I am trying

And yet I don’t know how to fill that page up

I think I know myself well enough

But all that comes to me

Are mere lines and not

Beautiful expressions and metaphors

That I used for others

Yet, I’ll still tattoo that page with ink

As I have written poems

For everyone I love

And I don’t want to be excluded

From that list

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  1. This is so moving.

    I think I know myself well enough

    But all that comes to me

    Are mere lines and not

    Beautiful expressions and metaphors

    I love the way you express yourself. It was so clear. This is excellent writing. Keep it up.

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  2. “But all that comes to me
    Are mere lines and not
    Beautiful expressions and metaphors
    That I used for others”
    Akshita dear do you realize how perfectly beautiful these lines are? more beautiful than fancy metaphors, ya know. this poem feels so real. i love it.

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  3. I don’t think it is about length. Sometimes even two lines are enough and sometimes you run out of pages when you write something.

    Writing about ourselves is both easy and difficult. It is easy as we know what is happening in our lives. It is difficult as it feels hard to decide what to write and what to leave. Editing our lives makes it difficult to write about ourselves.

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  4. SMiLes Some Folks Learn to Write Poetry

    In Hopes of Writing A Book And Selling It

    Others Sell All the Material Things

    They Have

    And Let

    Poetry

    Write A
    Dance And
    Song of Their
    Soul Free Yet

    Of Course We LiVE iN
    A World of Buy And Sell

    Yet Of Course ALong the

    Way of Buying And Selling

    We Lose Our SPiRiTS HeARTS

    Of SoULS Perhaps Our Soul

    Will Rebel And Bring Back

    A SPiRiT oF HeART

    Whole
    Complete

    Naked Enough
    As Is to Green Our
    Year ‘Round Springs Alive
    SMiLes Akshita Do Escape
    Buy And Sell With SMiLes..

    How Would one Start Perhaps
    By Making Each Word A Song
    And Step A Dance Yet That’s
    only my Soul Room With A View Now..:)

    Liked by 2 people

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