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Re-Verse - 7. Oneself

A series of hay(na)ku.

Wrong with
The world today?

I am
Who I am

[Whatever] - that's
So trendy now

I am
Who I am

Don’t care
About your feelings

I am
Who I am

Change reality
With your delusion

I am
Who I am

Scum, a
Generation of narcissists

I am
Who I am.

Phrases in italics were found in the comments section of one partiular BBC3 video on YouTube. They in no way reflect my thoughts or feelings.

This is reworked version of a poem first posted on my external blog.

Your comments and constructive criticsm are always welcome.

Copyright © 2017 northie; All Rights Reserved.
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Funny you posted this today as I was thinking about this earlier. Sometimes I feel we all get so caught up with what’s everyone else is “doing” or what’s “trending” that we run around trying to copy and mimic everyone’s behavior and forget what makes ourselves truly happy. Thank you I liked it a lot. 

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Those italics contain some timely and poignant truths to me... some would say solid judgments, yet the refrain/chorus reminds us we all see things in our own way. I love the stubbornness of the final refrain. This poem works well whether you are trying to understand yourself, or even when when you've arrived, and like who you are. Just my thoughts... I have no certainty of your intent, northie, but I liked it. :)  Cheers... Gary....

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8 hours ago, Parker Owens said:

This is a deceptively simple poem. It has the power of interior conversation. 

Thanks, dear friend. You know some of the background to this.

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@Headstall Thanks, Gary. I deliberately left it open to interpretation. Yes, it means one thing to me, but I'm happy for other people to find different meanings. 

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Your poem has a good message. It makes me think of "to thine own self be true." I don't know much about your success with the format, although you followed through with the three line stanza, but the message was great. Thanks.

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17 hours ago, JeffreyL said:

It makes me think of "to thine own self be true."

That's it in a nutshell. :)  The structure is simple but it has to make you feel something. 

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10 hours ago, Headstall said:

Deeply evocative. I had read this before, but enjoyed returning to it. :) 

With a little more context, perhaps. ;)

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