26 October 2008

Me, Myself and I


On the path of least resistance
I didn't know my name,
Remote controlled emotions,
My head hung down in shame.

My journey to tomorrow,
My exit yesterday,
Rejoicing in the moment,
the future, who's to say.

My color back to normal
My soul up from the grave.
My peaceful, warm demeanor,
A past I no longer crave.

Pages full of promises,
Contracts I have made.
A simple wish to live a life
My dues forever paid.

My spirit shone so brightly,
That dark and dreary day.
Magnetic kindred moment,
Dark clouds drift slow away.

Youth is gone forever,
Good-bye, please don't come back.
I made my peace an hour ago,
Foundation back on track.

My body is my temple,
My heart is all my own.
You did not get the best of me,
Just look how I have grown.

I love you from the inside,
I'm glad you let me out.
Stay true to all your glory,
Don't whisper, time to shout.

Take my hand and walk with me,
I'll show you how to live.
I'll teach you how to love yourself,
I've got so much more to give.

The Paper Whisperer


Anonymous said...

Just when I think I have a handle on things, along comes a piece like this. Made me think. A dangerous weapon in hands like mine. Enjoyed the next layer.

The Paper Whisperer said...

"A piece like this?" Care to elaborate, Oh-ren? What think about? How truly short life is, perhaps? How crazy, zany, humor writer can have such a compassionate and tender side? Hint: ALL my personalities multi-task at levels above and beyond, even my belief. That's the Reader's Digest cond. version. My constant "struggle" with the mill dollar question, "WTF is life all about?!" is really not as complicated as "we" make it out to be. Life is as beautiful as it is. My former MIL said it best on the phone last night, "Only put good thoughts/things into your future; that way they will be there when u arrive." Wowza! Ay? My sadness has always been my inspiration for my happiness...got that or is that another "dangerous weapon" in your hands? LOL! Don't ponder it too much, just be happy now, because it's all we've got. Tomorrow is only a figment of our imagination and we will rejoice once it gets here. Namaste 2 da highest!! BIM (my new fave nickname, does not = Blonde idiot maniac...)

Anonymous said...

Agree that life is not as complicated as we make it most of the time. Being happy is one's personal decision. A lot of people choose to me miserable and in a funk all the time. I choose not to. AMOJA. again.

Angie Ledbetter said...

I've missed your posts, BIM. Loved your poem. :) Huggage in your future luggage

Anonymous said...

Bim indeedy! Said it b4 and will say it 4ever, that's one Incredible "piece" and never occurred to me dangerous, but ok maybe. For me just beeeeoootiful". Dangnation! Mercy me. Ur 2 good 2 be true at this writing stuff - funny or not. Please keep it up. I'm 4ever entertained by you. Lol!! (And wow on this MMI pontification - deep I think, danger? Most def possible. All about good? Yep 4 sure! No doubt. Nite nite, bim. Er I mean totm2ya!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey....wake up and write us a fresh post! Dang!