Identity

Feelings are feelings;
there’s no right or wrong.
Like lyrics and limericks,
an unfolding song.

31 years lie deeply below,
underneath layers in paralyzed rows
.
An inner voice speaks,
“there’s really a me!”
as hibernating fears
seek identity.

Don’t worry what others
might say or do;
take pride and possession
in each avenue.
And as I lay claimant
to whatever I say,
spontaneity speaks,
“Get out of my way!”

© copyright 1992 Sage Williams

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cebah 6 years ago

Nice poem, and so true!


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. It is greatly appreciated!

Sage


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beth811 6 years ago from Philippines

There are times when we really need to speak out. I don't care whatever the reaction of those who will listen at least they know what, why and how we felt that way and it's up to them how they interpret it.

Voicing out helps relieve the tension and is the 1st process towards the betterment of ourselves.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Beth, You are so right. Thanks for taking the time out to read this poem and for commenting. It is greatly appreciated!

Sage


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Very well put. I like the way you weave your words.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

What a beautiful comment. Thanks so much for your kind words and for following. It is greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much,

Sage


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

"Spontaneity speaks--Get out of the way!" I had to smile at that line Sage. It will be fun to see who wins the battle as you write. I suspect spontaneity. The comment you left at one of my poems was pure and powerful. Good to meet you.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Thanks winsome for seeking me out and commenting on this poem. This poem was actually censored prior to publishing. The original read Get the ---- out of my way!

I'll give a clue first letter is F, I don't believe I need to go any further.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment. It is greatly appreciate.

Sage


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

say what you like, isnt it? nice and short but true and rhymes well, maita


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

maita - Thanks so much.

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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Sage...

Being able to express ourselves through poetry, prose or writing in general is a privilege not many understand. It is not to impress, to be agreed with, to create a contest entry. It is to express our free will in the words we best feel inspired by at the moment. Writing is to Painting as colors are to words.

Thumbs up, my friend!

warmest regards and blessings,

Al


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Many thanks for your comment mystique. You are so right! My poetry has always been a way of expressing the deep emotions, thoughts and feelings that I could not understand nor feel.

Your are always appreciated!

Sage


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I'm glad you're no longer paralized...


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Thanks!


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The original Eman 6 years ago from london

this is excellent keep up the good work . check out some of my stuff and i would love to hear your thoughts on them


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Eman - thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your comment is greatly appreciated.

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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

short, sweet and to the point.....thx 4 share


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

loveofnight - so good to see you, thanks for reading and commenting.

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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

We alone are the masters of our life, no one else has the right nor the power to sway that unless we let them invade our opinions of who we are. superb write.~~~MFB III


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Nice poem, I enjoyed reading it :)


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

First time I've read one of your poems and it won't be the last. Thanks Sage for your beautiful words.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

mpg - thanks so much or your wonderful comment. It's so nice to see you.

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I respect and admire poetry, it is a expression some of us are gifted with, you are certainly one such person. thanks for sharing. Peace :)


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Katiem2 - thanks so much for your beautiful comment. You are so sweet.

Sage


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

Just reading some of my favorite Hub authors...I love your poems. I really never cared for it before now. Your poems really flow nicely. Thanks for sharing! Tammy


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you for beautiful poem , it. < Thank you for sharing I enjoyed reading it. Godspeed. Creativeone59


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Tammy - Many thanks, it's always nice to see you. Thanks for your comment. I'm glad that you like it.

Creativeone - Thanks so much for your comment, I am so glad that you liked it.

Sage


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Sage, Mark Twain once said that if you want to be known as a great wit, tell the truth. I love that quote, reminding us to speak with honesty and spontaneity.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Dolores - So well said, many thanks for your comment.

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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

excellent write here, very good job. I do like your style also. :D Remember, no one sways you unless you let them or put yourself into a situation or place to be swayed. :D aloha keep up the great work.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Sa`ge - Wow, didn't take you long to find my hiding place. Great to see you. You are so right. Thanks for the comment.

Sage


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Finding one's identity through words that can express it is a great gift and you did a nice job by letting us in your world of emotions. Thanks


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Petra - I wrote this many years ago. It was one of those poems that simply wrote itself. No thought involved. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Sage


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I love poems. Words are carefully selected to present vividness of thoughts. Not everybody can write good poems. I do try to write but I'm not as good as you are. Yours is poignant! Cheers!


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Sage Williams 6 years ago Author

Lita - Believe it or not, I am not good at poems either. I have only written about 20 or so. The poems that I wrote just came to me. If I try to write a poem, I can't. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. Sage


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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

"hibernating fears seek identity"

I love the way you put that.You have spoken volumes in a few words......Thanks for sharing.

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