The Me I Know

I am the unsung melody of my heart

Trying to find my voice through my words

I go by many labels

And though, I don’t mind them

They do kind of box me in.

The colour of my skin

The place where I was born

An integral part of me,

Don’t completely define me.

For I am my lineage but also

What I have made of me.

I am no iconoclast but I follow my heart

And following it means, I break some rules.

Though I do enjoy my solitude

I come alive in friends’ company

A tad shy, I can be reclusive

But once a bond is forged

I’ll go to any length.

No claim to fame, no accolades to show

Just an evergrowing circle of people I hold close.

I am not the scintillating incadescent flame

Drawing people inexorably,

More like a cosy fireplace

Which no one wants to leave.

Gina, this is for you.

41 thoughts on “The Me I Know

  1. What a beautiful tribute to self and ode to friendship. Gina is lucky to have a friend like you that she can curl up next to. Love the simile! This is beautiful, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words. Gina and I haven’t known each other for too long. She had written a lovely poem introducing herself and suggested we do the same.
      This is in response to that. I am truly lucky to have come across some wonderful souls in this virtual world. And I am all about friendship. 😊
      Thank you once again for your support.

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  2. thank you for writing this beautiful description if you. i love most of all the progression of the lines that show you from outside in. and then the things that matter to you and what you believe in. you write with honesty and also give value to all the things that make you you. thank you again I love this very much!

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    1. Thank you dear Gina for nudging me to look inwards. Whenever I do that, I see scope for improvement. But today I decided to focus on the positives as I would like to introduce myself in a better light. 😊
      If you see any goodness in me that is because I am reflecting the goodness of people around me.
      Thank you for loving this. I am sharing with you the link of another poem I wrote about myself some time ago.
      https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/who-am-i/

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      1. thank you Punam, for your introspective words. It is good to look inwards and see what we can improve. and you did a fine job of looking at the good and then refocusing on what to improve. I will be reading your poem in the morning, it’s almost midnight on the equator and this witch has to sleep!

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  3. “Though I do enjoy my solitude
    I come alive in friends’ company
    A tad shy, I can be reclusive
    But once a bond is forged
    I’ll go to any length.
    No claim to fame, no accolades to show
    Just an evergrowing circle of people I hold close.
    I am not the scintillating incadescent flame
    Drawing people inexorably,
    More like a cosy fireplace
    Which no one wants to leave.”

    If those lines don’t describe my life! Haha, I loved this piece. I’ve been reading a few of the pieces posted on Gina’s page and it’s so interesting seeing how similar we all are. Regardless of background, I found a piece of myself in your piece. I love that. I love that writing and poetry can bring out the similarities in the human experience and I truly enjoyed reading your piece. Beautiful writing. ❀

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    1. I love that you love it Marie! Isn’t it serendipitous you found my blog just as I found Gina’s and there was an instant connect! Yes, we may be from different backgrounds but our experiences connect us.
      Thank you so much for your loving words. They mean a lot to me and I have a feeling we are going to see more of each other in future. πŸ’•

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  4. LOVE every stellar word! And glad to be back reading you again…and writing πŸ™‚ Blessings to you ❀

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