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Oh, What I Am...

Updated on September 27, 2014
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Oh, What I Am...

By Tony DeLorger © 2014

I am relentless, regardless,
impervious to rejection,
commensurate with an open heart,
defying gravity, direction,
I weave and duck at times get stuck,
but in the end I'm out of luck,
my social climbing really sucks,
get far too much attention.

I'm inspiring, I'm hiring,
looking for a muse,
the core of what I'll write about,
not interested in news,
I prance, I dally,
get off on technicality,
and words just bleed what I put to seed,
and grow to actuality.

I'm candid, single handed,
I'm bland with retro standards,
but I've banded all I know and see,
to deliver a package that might be me,
I'm local, parochial,
a hermit with just no frills,
a mind apart, a broken heart,
and scars the size of anthills.

I'm brooding, amusing,
just factually bruising,
to lash myself, regards to health,
and see which bits still moving,
I'm shallow, a marshmallow,
I wallow and then swallow,
too deep to reach too thin to breach,
I'm sure I'll be better tomorrow.

I'm fast, to last,
empirically found a blast,
but contention found and sometimes sound,
perhaps I'm in the past,
I'm bleak, unique,
working on my physique,
every day is judgement day,
and now I'm up the creek.

If you can't laugh at yourself,

who can you laugh at?


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Hi whonu, nice to hear from you. Wrinkles I have, on many levels, and I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. Take care my friend and thanks for dropping by!

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      4 years ago from United States

      Tony, my friend, here you have given some insight as to how each of us may have many of the same wrinkles to our own personality. Well expressed. whonu

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks MsDora, glad you do and thanks for commenting. Hope your well and have a great day!

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      "I'm brooding, amusing, just factually bruising." I appreciate the many faces in poetry and pictures. Well done!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Why thank you for your attention; a simple play with words for fun was what you read. If you want more of my perceptions about myself, then you'll have to read more of my poetry; its all there in black and white.

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      4 years ago from Northern Arizona

      A delicious menu of self-flagellation, insidious insights, and gratuitous grandiosement... Free-flowing stanzas of eclectic innocence...Interesting, but lacking depth...Let us know how you really perceive yourself...You opened the can, now let the worms out...

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Bubblews takes up my time and making money, and I've neglected HubPages. I'll try to be more active. Congrats on your poetry win my friend. Well done and deserved. Glad you like my little ditty! Take care Mate!

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is great Tony. I've missed reading your poetry, but what a comeback! You are right, we have to be able to laugh at ourselves. This is a no holds barred personal reflection. I don't think I could do it, so well done. Voted up.


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