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Random Thoughts of Me

by Christel Crews

American blood runs through my veins
I proudly own my heritage, its ups and downs alike
Short in stature, but tall in faith
Pessimism is the default,
Optimism is the goal

Rain makes me sigh with a smile across my face

Simple natured mixed with feminine complexity
Obsessive compulsive- to a certain degree
Type A: Perfection required especially of me
Independently submissive
Flirtatious in a good mood,
Cynical 99.9 percent of the time
The wallflower in a crowd

Concerned with my appearance, fitness, and health

Tears remind that I am alive
Stars tell me I am not alone
Would rather feel pain than nothing at all
When all else fails, sleep never will
I desire love more than life itself

This is me...

07/02/2004

Author's Note: self-explanatory, i hope... i think everyone should try to describe themselves while limiting words and whatnot -- this was for an assignment for school, but i figured i could post it here as well...

Posted on 07/06/2004
Copyright © 2019 Christel Crews

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Tim D Livingston on 07/08/04 at 05:28 AM

Thanks for posting this, it's good to get to know you better!

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 04/15/06 at 02:36 AM

Yes, 'me'that is and who we want to be, we like to identify with.

Posted by Rula Shin on 04/21/06 at 09:03 PM

And as the image which reflects us is not always the image we wish or even what we SEE, this speaks to the poet's distinct perspective, and that last thought will hopefully lead to the inevitable realization that LOVE and LIFE go hand in hand. Nicely done.

Posted by Vere Mantratriad on 05/15/06 at 06:24 PM

I think I relate to this a little too well, beautifully done.

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