If Not For Anonymity...

Who would I be...If not for my Anonymity...

I am the quiet one...the one you never see...

Yes...I am anonymous...to everyone but me...

And that is fine...That way I choose who I want to be...

Tell me...Do I just blend in with all the scenery...?

It is nothing new...I am used to it by now...Most Assuredly...

I have come to a point where my anonymity...is so much a part of my strategy...

And no one will be the wiser of that which I keep to myself...internally...

No...Don't worry about me...I am free...lost in my own anonymity identity...

Free...because you never knew me anyway...you never heard my plea...

I sat alone and called to you...in love...my voice...drifted out to sea...

And so it would seem that you and I...were never meant to be...

Yet...that never mattered to you...you never even noticed me...

Alone with my feelings...Is nothing new you see...

You left me to be alone...never to reach you...continually...

Born...a simple man...with few desires...but the ones that will never be...

I sit here now...in sadness...as I take a knee...

And offer to you this prayer...In the night air...my words all flee...

Help...me stay a simple man...as you have called me to be...

For...I am...who I am...though few...don't truly know that much about me...

And look...all around...do you see what I see...?

Oh...It's Nobody...Just me...surrounded in my own anonymity...

(The End)

"Yes...I am anonymous...to everyone but me..."
"Yes...I am anonymous...to everyone but me..."


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

lorlie6: Thank you for reading this poem...and for agreeing with the "above line"...in it. Glad you liked this poem. Sincerely, MPM


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

This is beautiful, and I agree with Lgali about that line-"...to everyone but me..."

Thanks


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Lgali: Thank you very much...for writing about my anonymous poem...Glad you liked that "fun twist of a line". Humbly, MPM


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Lgali 6 years ago

I love this line

am the quiet one...the one you never see...

Yes...I am anonymous...to everyone but me...


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Am I Dead...Well Thank You, my friend...that is a great compliment coming from someone who can do the "deep" poetry thing so well. Glad you liked my anonymous poem...Signed, Anonymously, MPM!


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Manly, this spoke worlds to me! When you get in deep my friend, you really get in deep. Fantastic work.


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Jane@CM: Thank you for your comment and for reading this poem. Very Glad it spoke to your heart.


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Jane@CM 7 years ago

The poem speaks to my heart. Beautiful.


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

loveofnight: Glad you liked it...Thanx for sharin' your comment!

erin boote: As always...you're too kind. But, I am glad you could identify with this anonymous poem. Really glad it struck a special chord with you. That is also...a very kind thing to say. Always wishing you the very best success with writing your poetry, MPM.


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erin boote 7 years ago from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

I could totally identify with this beautifully written poem, and your style of writing poetry reminds me a bit of my own!. I really enjoy reading your poetry, it almost always strikes a very special chord with me. Keep up the great work!


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loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

i really like this....thx 4 share


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

SoftCornHippo: Appreciate your comment...there, SCH! Well, I try to keep the good words rollin'. Thanks for stopping in and writing on my poem about simple ol' anonymity...!


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SoftCornHippo 7 years ago

Anonymity is that little ol' pepple keeps jumpin into my shoe. Findin' out who I am all over again everytime I put my foot down hard, there's that little pebble. Ouch! Humble or too humble - I don't worry about you - you have the good words, man.


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Hey...I'll answer you off the Hub via your e-mail...Ok?


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halleyhoops 7 years ago from west palm beach

how do you get a work copyrighted?


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Thanks wesleycox...Glad you liked it enough for you to say, "Wow". Appreciate the comment...and for reading my humble poetry. Sincerely, MPM.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

Wow. This is absolutely great. I loved it.


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

judydianne: Thank you so much for that...What a great comment! I am as you say...a poet. (I have come to that realization after 40 plus years...It has finally dawned on me. So, please don't find me presumptuous...) Thus...I must walk the up and down journey of a poet. Explaining things...like all poets do...from their perspective...and hoping that the poems come out OK. Humbly...this is the quest of this "Manly" poet...and I do really appreciate your kind words...and for reading my "anonymous" poem!


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Howdy...Cris A: Well said, my friend...to be content with who you are...no matter who you are...is a great thing! I Thank you for your very positive comment. You always find the internals to a poem...there's no slipping anything...even subtle...past you!

one2get2no: Why...Thank You. Appreciate that comment. Best of Fortune in all your Hub Endeavors...

tantrum: Well...Thanks for your upliftingness (A great spy...and/or a great hunter?). No worries...Just exercising my poetic perogatives to bring the sad-"ish" stuff...there, my friend.


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judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

You're not anonymous! You're manlypoetryman, who we love and know through your poetry! Keep on writing so we can know you better!!


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tantrum 7 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

Lol! manly! you're more thant that! With all that anonymity you would do a wonderful spy !LOL ! cheers!


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one2get2no 7 years ago from Olney

Beautiful hub.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Many share your sentiments as many of us are awashed in the sea of anonimity. I'm okay with who and what I am now and I think I wouldn't risk losing myself being otherwise. Thanks for sharing this insight into who you are. And I'm sure you matter to those who you love and love you back :D

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