Albert Ahearn

Who Am I? - Poem by Albert Ahearn

Rene Descartes popularized
The phrase: Cogito ergo sum-
I think therefore I am. How wise!
If I’m thinking, then it’s presumed
That I exist because of “I”
The one doing the thinking.
On this point we see eye to eye;
Even so, it begs questioning
Beyond my very existence;
That is, the question: who am I?
A query asked with persistence.
What does “buried beneath” imply?
Does it mean “core sense” of myself
Or an illusion of one’s self?

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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