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Why Do You Know Me

Updated on July 13, 2012


I am strange sometimes...

but that is just me

when I refuse to participate...

i am a tree.... standing tall

I tower over thee

A solid tall tree..

how could You know me


I will spread my wings

and fly so high

join the others....

way up in the sky

I can shout out loud.....

only an echo is heard

The words they fall down

like a wounded bird


I can flow like water....

running down to the sea

or float like air.....A fountain of life

Do you know what... I can truly be



Sit pretty.... like a flower...

with water ..flowing under me

all by myself... or with others

maybe two.... or three

Do you Know this...

is what I can be


So when You see me.....

Please..... just let me be

Then you will know ..

this is just me....



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      KatrineDM 5 years ago

      I suppose we all need a bit of time to ourselves, to think, to be just alone with our inner self..

      I have enjoyed reading that Michael, some peace is coming out of those words.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Ahh, Katrine, my loyal folllower. good to see you on my hub again:))

      just pondering my thoughts. letting my mind roam.

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      HL Keeley 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I really enjoyed the comparisons. I also LOVE the pictures, especially the faucet one. It really gave more to the poem.

      It is okay to be strange. I am strange ALL the time. :D

      Great poem!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Time alone is so important, no matter what. Enjoyed..

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Michael, it's magical! Wow, so beautifully expressed! I can relate =)

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @ Heather, thank you for visiting my hub and your kind comments.

      @Ruby, thank you for the visit. good to hear from you.

      @Max, thanks max.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      'Just you' is more than enough, Michael - 'just you' is beautiful..

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      I love your powerful similes, Cleaner and I love your resolve to be true to you!!! Your words remind us how important this is as it is too easy to cave in and adapt to those around us, for their needs not ours. Strong poetry, with stunning images, I love it. My votes and best wishes to you Michael and sharing.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      @ k , thanks for the kind words . love you girl.

      @ Annie, you are the best. you have a way of expressing your thoughts so easily that i truly feel that your words come from the heart. thank you Annie.

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 5 years ago from Asheville NC

      This is beautiful! Isn't wonderful to feel free to be yourself and to be acknowledged as the creation you are? I really enjoyed how this made me feel as I allowed this poem to dwell with me.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Born2care, thank you. your words make me feel good. knowing that my poetry touched someone.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Michael-This poem is so full of joy for me. As I read along, I found myself becoming more and more relaxed and filled with joy. I would like to be a tree or bird one day and feel the freedom of it. I hit so many buttons on your great work.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      linda, thank you for the kind words. i actually felt the same as I wrote this.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      "So when You see me.....

      Please..... just let me be

      Then you will know ..

      this is just me...."

      What a perfect poem to describe being yourself. As you can see I especially liked the last stanza...no judgment, no preconceived opinions, just me! Really great poem with beautiful pictures.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Thank you for the visit, and your kind words. I just want to keep on coming up with these phrases for you .

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      rdsparrowriter 5 years ago

      The true beauty comes out when you can be yourself. Interesting poem and lovely pictures :)

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      cleaner3 5 years ago

      thank you sparrow. for your comments

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      momster 4 years ago

      That is a great way to describe ones self. Love the pictures.

      So when You see me.....

      Please..... just let me be

      Then you will know ..

      this is just me....

      I really liked this part. Some people assume they just know people instead of accepting them for who they really are.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      momster, thank you for your kind words. yes many people make assumptions beforet they know the true person.

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      DON BALDERAS 4 years ago

      Everybody is a stranger even if persons have been together for sometime. Everyday must be a discovery for them as life is full or revelation and unraveling of selves. We have limitless potential and situations dictate how we keep discovering ourselves.

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Don, your perceptions are full of wisdom and self revelation. thanks for the comment

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      this is beautiful Michael...a balm to my bruised feelings...

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