Monotony (poem)

I sat down with me

And what did I see

Reflections of me


Now how could this be

I then said to me

What mad fantasy

Has left me with me


Was easy to see

How much I loved me

But it’s misery

A whole world of me

With nowhere to flee


So I said to me

If this mockery

Must happen to me

And eternity

Shall hold only me



My sad tearful plea

Was mirrored by me

Who apparently

Felt same way as me

Who searched for a key

To rid me of me

And live happily


In council with me

We formed strategy

Which pleased every me

Who all did agree

A happier me

Our plan would set free

When sleep released me

Stop being such an egotist

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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I don't think I could live with myself! It would be too much.

Thanks for sharing this, and have a great night, or day (whatever you consider this hour).

~ Kathryn

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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

I found this enjoyable to read Mhatter99. I often have discussions with myself too, trouble is we don't always Well done.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

I must agree with Kathryn, I don't think I could live with me. Ha, ha

Loved the poem. Love Carly Simon.

It's a winner!!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy! Very clever write here.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs, Faith Reaper

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

"To rid me of me".....the eternal struggle for mankind, don't you think?

Well done Martin!

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My Cook Book 3 years ago from India

Good poem, thank you.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Me seems to figure so much in our thoughts and actions, doesn't he? But it's so difficult to get rid of him. Great idea and good poem.

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annart 3 years ago from SW England

I'm so glad I live in the presence of so many lovely people, my partner, my family and my friends. Being with only me all the time would be burdensome, though I do enjoy quiet contemplation sometimes but not for long! Great poem - love the illustration!!

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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

So clever! I really like this poem very much. Living with just me isn't always simple. I love your illustration that is so fitting for the topic.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wonderful Martin and enjoy your day.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

When we're the center of it all, it does get to be a bit much. I like your poem and message.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed it and goes well with the song.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Awesome poem!

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

What a way to repel a narcissist...

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