I Am, I Am Not

About Me...

I am my own self-evidence

Of perseverance

From what's wrought


I am not a taker of innocence

Or emperor

Of what's sought


I am not an immovable object

Arrogant

Set in my ways


I am willing to respect

Those admirable

In my gaze


I am an open book

Full of wonder, love and insight

I am not the man with the hook

Here to burn, rumble and fight


I am not to be mistaken

Fighting for justice

And what's right

I am easily shaken

By those loveless

I must fight


Yes, I am crazy

Yes, I'm insane

No, I'm not lazy

Never am I the pain


I am always the lover

With tears in my eyes, I will stand

Never am I above her

But beside her, holding her hand

Always...

Always willing

To understand


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I like this Christopher a plain and simple description of who you are and what you stand for.


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Christopher Dapo 5 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you, Rosemay...

I try to be positive, honest, all the good things I try to set an example for...

Sometimes I have to wonder though...

Desperate times...the hurt can be so bad...

Thank you for the comment and your appreciation for my willingness to open up, it means a lot.

- Christopher


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK

This is an engaging piece. Well written.


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Christopher Dapo 5 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you, kiruyaye. Much appreciated.

- Christopher


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful Christopher. Your kind soul shines through. Thank you.


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Christopher Dapo 5 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Thank you for your kind words, always exploring, it means a lot to hear that and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

- Christopher

On another note, it appears I misspelled kirutaye's name. My sincerest apologies, kirutaye, and thank you for the comment once again.


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

This is very beautiful! you sound very amusing! I love how you describe yourself! Vote up! :)


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Christopher Dapo 5 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Kind words from such a kind soul. Your words are always very touching, chanroth, thank you so much.

- Christopher


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rjsadowski 5 years ago

Interesting, but you are surely not "an open book".


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Christopher Dapo 5 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Sure I am, read my spine, it says,"An Open Book - Christopher Dapo"

;)


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rickzimmerman 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

Great lyrics & poems, Chris. I'll keep watching . . .


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC Author

Rock on! Thank you, Rick.

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