Searching For Self


There is something about the spoken poem that takes the words off the page and sends them into the universe.  They become, like the old favorites, where we may not remember the words, but the melody lingers on. This is my second poem for adding voice.



we all want to believe

that what we do makes a difference.

wanting the work of the hands

to be guided by the mind

and nourished by the soul

wanting what we do to be who we are

there’s always a hitch or two.

one has “to know who they are” legitimately,

yet “who do I want to be” always gets in the way

I was told I had to be, I couldn’t be

words as far away from the truth as yesterday’s news.

Try this, spend a day being you

not who you ought and want and need to be

just say “I’m me

the goddess of my imagination

the author of my wit & wisdom

the fire beneath the smoke and mirrors

that often hides the satisfaction, the peace of mind

that comes from knowing

and feeling good about yourself

could be you feel unfulfilled for a lack of doing,

that you should be doing more than you are

consider the tree other than growing

holds the earth together with its roots

consider the flower other than being beautiful

pollinates the world

possibly it’s not “who do you want to be

but, “how do you do more, be more you

24 comments on “Searching For Self

  1. I read it again and again and also listened to you recite the poem. It touches me so deeply and I wonder it would be a good idea to try to be oneself and see how it feels. Coming face to face with oneself may turn out to be a lovely experience. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem. Take care. 😊


    • I’m in the process of learning how to set up a home recording studio on my laptop. Amazing the progress we’ve (somebody anyway) come tech wise. Hope to have it all recorded. Thanks for the comment and I’m just now exploring your new site.


  2. “Who do I want to be ??? ……always gets in the way ” ………Inspiring and beautiful….Today I will be myself……Thank you …love your site ❤
    I would love to re blog this ……


  3. Thank you for reading “Death in the Cemetary”. I read and enjoyed many of your blogs. I liked your comments on beig a poet-that it is part of you fro the time you are born. So, it is with me. Words sing in my sounl and I find myself writing them down….beebeesworld


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