Complex Creature

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Complex creature 


How can someone understand me?

If I cannot understand myself?

I can keep the dark feelings at bay

If I don’t share them with anyone else


People think I have it together

But man, they’ve got it wrong

Maintaining a certain facade 

One I’ve kept going for so long


I’m a complex creature, dear

Made of many things

Not quite sure of who I am

And terrified of what the knowing

Might bring


I’m searching for a place

That might feel like home

Perhaps that doesn't exist for creatures like me

And I’m meant to be alone…


Or perhaps a part of me

Lives everywhere

A little of my identity here….

And then a little bit over there…



An old soul

Who is young at heart

But does it really matter

Where I end 

Or where I start?


In some ways conventional

And in other ways not at all

But hey

If there is a part of you in many places

There are many hands to catch you when you fall


So, when I wonder what I was meant to be

And where I was meant to go

My purpose—and my worth

I remind myself that a piece of me belongs everywhere

And I'm a citizen of the earth

◄ Thank You India

Freedom ►


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Rasa Kabaila

Tue 17th May 2022 04:09

Thank you John and Stephen for your lovely comments and reflections. So glad we can be on this poetry journey together! Wishing you both a fabulous day.

Best wishes,

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Rasa Kabaila

Tue 17th May 2022 04:08

Thanks for your reflections Adam. Glad it resonated with you in some way. Indeed- not always an easy thing to apply dialectics!

Wishing you a wonderful day.

Best wishes,

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 16th May 2022 07:29

This such an interesting poem, Rasa. It reaches out beyond selfishness and introspection. It is a poem of generosity. Many thanks!

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John Botterill

Sun 15th May 2022 21:51

Amazingly honest, Rasa. Many people are complex and maintain a facade, but never admit it. Fine poem!

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Adam Whitworth

Sun 15th May 2022 09:57

Straight talking. Clear message.
It's not as common as it could be. Nor as easy.
A satisfying read, Rasa, thankyou.

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