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I Am, I Am Not

Updated on August 1, 2011

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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    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Rock on! Thank you, Rick.

    • rickzimmerman profile image

      rickzimmerman 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio

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

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      7 years ago from Havelock, NC

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

      ;)

    • rjsadowski profile image

      rjsadowski 

      7 years ago

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

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      7 years ago from Havelock, NC

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

      - Christopher

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      chanroth 

      7 years ago from California, USA

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

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      7 years ago from Havelock, NC

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      7 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Thank you, kiruyaye. Much appreciated.

      - Christopher

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      kirutaye 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      This is an engaging piece. Well written.

    • Christopher Dapo profile imageAUTHOR

      Christopher Dapo and S. 

      7 years ago from Havelock, NC

      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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      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 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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