I Write a Lot About Myself

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I Write a Lot About Myself


I write a lot about myself

You maybe wonder why

I want to find out what I'm like

At least I'd like to try


I dig into the deep of me

To see what will come out

Will I laugh or will I cry

What am I all about?


You need to get to know me

To understand my ways

They can at times be strangeful

Depending on the days


On some days I'm quite normal

On others I'm way-out

But that's the way I like myself

The way I've come about


Some people just don't get me

They think I'm kinda quirky

I'd rather quirk and interesting be

Than just plain dull and murky


So much of what you'll find you see

(Or what you see you'll find?)

Is what is deep inside of me

And coming from my mind


Don Matthews July 2017 (Poet in Training)


◄ Poet and the Psychologist

Mind Cultivation ►


<Deleted User> (21854)

Thu 2nd May 2019 13:00

So true to understand one and another we understand ourself

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Lisa C Bassignani

Thu 18th Apr 2019 22:09

As a fellow weirdo,

jennifer Malden

Tue 16th Apr 2019 16:00

Loved this! We all 'want to find out what I'm like' I think. The awful truth though is that we have some idea, but often others see us completely differently. Very confusing! Anyway agree absolutely it's much better to be 'quirk and interesting' than 'plain dull and murky!


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Don Matthews

Tue 16th Apr 2019 15:25


You have raised an interesting point. When I read a poem I ask myself is the poet talking about themselves? or someone else? or someone made up? It could be any one of these. Only the poet knows. And retains the right to know?. Look at some of the poems about suffering and who are they talking about? Could be them, others, or fictitious. I don't always know.


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Trevor Alexander

Tue 16th Apr 2019 14:19

I guess we often write about ourselves and our experiences, however thinly veiled. And sometimes, as you say, it's not (just!) to explain ourselves to the reader, but to ourselves. Enjoyed this. ?

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Tue 16th Apr 2019 12:58

Well done. I think we all in a way always write about ourselves in poems, whatever the subject might be. That’s what you’re saying in the last sentence.
I like it.


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keith jeffries

Tue 16th Apr 2019 10:13


You are a good poet who writes from the heart to show your real self. I admire this and it is evident in your work. Never apologise for who you are because your talents are manifest for all to see.

Cheers mate

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Don Matthews

Tue 16th Apr 2019 08:41

I bend the words to fit my rhyme
Grammar also too
If you can still me understand
My poetry I'll skew ?

<Deleted User> (21487)

Tue 16th Apr 2019 08:13

You will never be
"dull and murky"

but always interesting - different - funny - sad - and sometimes -

'what was that all about?'
You keep us entertained and you keep us guessing.


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