Patricia Clarke


I Found Me - Poem by Patricia Clarke

I found me,
I have given up all the fear and uncertainties
to reveal a glowing me.

For long, I cried way down deep,
Dying to birth that which was hidden inside of me
but the fear of rejection crippled me.

I was stuck, though the whole world was open in front of me,
The days, months, and years hover over me choking me,
Soon I was fighting to keep a tiny glimmer of hope alive in me.

Then one day I awoke and I could not breathe,
The glimmer of hope I could no longer see.
Suddenly, my fear of darkness replaces the fear of rejection that had long held on to me.

That fear pushed me,
Towards the light that was moving away from me.
THEN - - - I COULD SEE. I WAS FREE.

No longer am I afraid if the world rejects me,
I birth what was hiding inside of me,
Now I am free, free to let the world see me.
Free to be me.

Topic(s) of this poem: real success

Form: Blues Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Struggling with lack of confidence and low self- esteem, the persona pushes back when it seemed she was going to loose it all and so overcomes her depression.

Comments about I Found Me by Patricia Clarke

  • Rajnish Manga (2/3/2017 11:08:00 AM)


    A philosophy of life very well told. The poem tells you as to how one should regain his or her self-confidence that is the sure shot recipe of success. Thanks.
    THEN - - - I COULD SEE. I WAS FREE.
    No longer am I afraid if the world rejects me,
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  • Khairul Ahsan (10/13/2015 1:38:00 PM)


    It's a nice poem of fighting back to recover from depression.
    'Now I am free, free to let the world see me.
    Free to be me.'
    - Excellent realization!
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  • Amitava Sur (3/19/2015 12:46:00 AM)


    Very good Patricia about this self awakening. It's like just after having a nightmare.... pinch and get into your senses...... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (3/15/2015 1:31:00 PM)


    Beautifully crafted poem. Fear hinder us from being who we are. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 15, 2015



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