Progression

July 23, 2011
By TeKaila GOLD, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TeKaila GOLD, Brookfield, Wisconsin
10 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When in doubt...keep reading. A book will never die on you" -John Van De Ruit (The Guv from "Spud")


I look at you and see
A weaker form of me
A me I used to be
Now, quite the opposite of me

I don’t want to regress into the me I see
Such a lonesome me to be
One that dreams of being a me
That lives a life of quality

I’m afraid of slipping and turning into me
The me of which I see
Sitting in front of me
The me I cannot, will not be

Do I have the strength to stay me
Lest I turn back into me
Or is there something else to flee
Perhaps because I fear the me
The me I see
In front me
Reminding me
Of ancient me
Means that I have not grown free
Free enough to be a better me

Because the present me
May not be
The me
I need to be

The author's comments:
Sometimes we are ashamed of the people we used to be. We are proud of the people we have become, but reminders of the past versions of ourselves can sometimes weaken us. It isn’t until we can face the person we used to be and forgive ourselves that we have truly become a person to be proud of.

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TeKaila GOLD said...
on Jul. 31 2011 at 11:27 am
TeKaila GOLD, Brookfield, Wisconsin
10 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When in doubt...keep reading. A book will never die on you" -John Van De Ruit (The Guv from "Spud")

Thanks so much for the feedback :)

on Jul. 30 2011 at 10:11 am
Poetryfaces SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
7 articles 1 photo 17 comments
Nice work. I enjoyed the rythem, ryme and the toung twisting nature of the poem. good work


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