Doppelganger Poem by Martin Swords

Martin Swords

Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland

Doppelganger

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I saw myself on T.V.
I think. In black & white
on channel four, tonight.
My Doppelganger from 1938.
He looked just like me
When I was 14, in1964.
I have a photo. In black
& white in an album.
I was serious then.
He was serious too,
beating a drum
and marching in the Hitler Youth.
He looked just like me.
Maybe he was me.
Maybe he was you.
Maybe we’ve all got a
Doppelganger in the Hitler Youth.
In black & white.
If only we could see.



Martin Swords
July 2005

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Hitesh Sheth 05 November 2008

oh what a ugly painting, I exclaimed in horror, But to horror of horrow I realized I was looking in a mirror. We have found enemy he is us. Good Work

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Cordell Rich 29 July 2007

Interesting. Maybe I dont get it. Is Doppleganger a proper name or title or something. Maybe I dont get it because Im American. I like that it makes you think a bit

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Ian Curtis 20 June 2007

Makes you think alright

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Martin Swords

Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland
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