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Below is the poem entitled FREE TO BE ME which was written by poet Brian Strand. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Can we really be
known by another.
Known and understood.
Others may hear us speak,
read our words,hear us 
opine,recite our lines aloud,
discuss our art,judge 
our work ,but do they really
know.What part of our 
façade is real and true,which
part we withhold?What is our
shame,the reality we alone
may know,private thoughts
concealed,perhaps confessed
if intimacy allow.Yes,we and 
God alone know all.He won't tell,
will we,perhaps, if free to be!

Inspired by Delacroix's diary quote.

Structured Prose verse

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  1. Date: 12/27/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Very nice, the question is 'are we known even to ourselves?' enjoyed your poem....peter

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 8:24:00 AM
    An excellent poem Brian..I do believe no matter how sinciere We are in life.Some secrets will always be sealed with sacred silence..Only God knows and I do believe many times its better that way.I really enjoyed reading your poem.