wordsy wright

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Who I Use To Be - Poem by wordsy wright

And I,
I was a king in the eyes of the man
that looked back from my mirror.
Tall and proud
as I stood before my vanity.
Stroking my ego
as if it were a thing alive.
Feasting on my own words
until I near burst
so full of myself that I was.
Stray did I
from the path I had chosen.
Lost in a praise of words
wrote by my own hand
and believed by my own self.
Torn by the desire of a soul
full of fire and emotion.
Lustitly yearning for
the attention I craved.
I came to find myself
left with only memories of a past
filled with lies of my own creation.
Searching for a truth
that I thought I once knew
and haunted by the call of dreams
of a whisper in the wind.

And as I once again come to take pen in hand
to set down the eternal flow of words
that fills this idle mind.
I find myself coming to a slow smile
as I feel the cold tingle
as the cobwebs are shaken loose once again.

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  • (9/29/2007 7:09:00 PM)

    What a piece. That is really awesome. Don't be so hard on yourself though. Please? You're just fine. Don't humble yourself so much from realizing your past mistakes, that you forget who you REALLY are:

    A precious child of GOD.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 4, 2011

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