Martin Swords

Rookie (9th December Nineteen Fifty / Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland)

Doppelganger - Poem by Martin Swords

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 about Doppelganger by Martin Swords

  • (11/5/2008 5:32:00 AM)

    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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  • (7/29/2007 12:29:00 AM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • (6/20/2007 5:31:00 PM)

    Makes you think alright (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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