As I Am

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As I Am

Everybody’s got a secret worth some time
It takes everything to cover it up and hide
The one thing that could set you free and fly
Is it really worth the effort to blindly justify
How it’s affected this thing you call life
The troubles not worth it if you’d compromise
Lie awake from the thought of your lie
And whisper selfish thoughts that don’t apply

What is this that’s passing by right in front of me
Is it a crime to run from the pain of complexity
Existence in this world is more like a dance
People walk by too fast to see me as I am

When I’m gone, people say that they miss me
When I’m around, they seem to act differently
Is it my mind or is it how I view what’s defined
Is it my time or will I forever be this blind
How can so many questions need answers
They spread through my mind like cancers
Another part of me sticks out to specify
Another inconsistency I must rectify

What is this that’s passing by right in front of me
Is it a crime to run from the shame of my complexity
Existence in this world is more like a dance
People walk by too fast to see me as I am

Yes and No seem so unreal
How can they communicate what we feel
Is it possible to smile after you heal
Let me know and I won’t conceal

Who it is that’s passing by right in front of you
I Can’t tell you everything, but neither will you
Existence in this world is more like a dance
Don’t walk by too fast and you’ll see me for who I am

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Tempy commented on As I Am

12-07-2009

When I’m gone, people say that they miss me When I’m around, they seem to act differently Is it my mind or is it how I view what’s defined Is it my time or will I forever be this blind simply fantastic lines. I like your writing.

Kaiprin

12/08/2009

Thank you for the compliment Tempy. You are too kind.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

Kaiprin’s Poems (43)

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Forsaken 0
Hatred’s Plea 3
Insanity's Fire 1
Walking in Circles, Waiting for Yesterday's Kiss 1
What Words Couldn't Say 7
Haiku Part 6: T(eas[e/y]) 3
Clarity Haiku 3
Forsaken Haiku 4
Why Should We Try? Haiku 1
The Evening News Haiku 1
Goodbye 1
Late At Night 2
American Ido( l / n't ) 3
Haiku Tangent: What Does It Really Mean? 2
When It's Over 2
Haiku Part 5: The Ghuzal Tragedy 3
Haiku Part 4: Appeal 1
Haiku Part 3: Prey 2
Haiku Part 2: Regrets 7
Haiku Part 1: Safe and Warm 8
Visions of Me In California 3
The Other Side of Me 3
Raindrops on My Piano 2
Look Through Me 2
Any Other Way 1
Changing Chance 1
As I Am 1
Apart 3
The Weekend Sand 2
Why Worry 2
As I Lie Here 3
Broken 3
Two 1
Here To Stay 1
She Won't 2
Slow Down Mister Steep 1
Unwanted Progress 2
Who's That Lady 3
Begin Again 0
Quitting Again 1
Hardly Hidden 0
Facing the Truth 1
Moving On 4