Reflection - a poem

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  1. Persephone2

    Persephone2 Active Member

    I wrote this in response to a friend who I only knew online. We talked only in text. I began to feel like he didn't really care about me. I was mostly there to be a sounding board for him. The poem is also about how we define and validate ourselves. Who are we if we don't relate to other people?


    Reflection

    I am someone
    But I don't know who

    Am I father? mother? sister? brother?
    Am I husband? wife? daughter? son?

    I am someone
    But I don't know who

    Am I one who thinks?
    Am I one who acts?

    Am I one who waits?
    Am I one who listens?

    Am I someone you see?
    Or someone who sees you?

    Do I say things you need to hear?
    Or hear things you need to say?

    Am I flesh and bone?
    Am I atoms and electrons?

    Can you touch me with your words?
    Can I touch you with mine?

    Do I feel warm and soft?
    Or cold and hard?

    Does it matter how I feel, if you can't touch me?
    Does it matter how I feel, if no one can?

    Maybe I am only a reflection?
     
  2. Cicada 3301

    Cicada 3301 Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    This is beautiful
     
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  3. Persephone2

    Persephone2 Active Member

    Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. :)
     
  4. ThePhantomLady

    ThePhantomLady Safety and Support SF Supporter

    Beautiful and it really made me think!

    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Persephone2 Active Member

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