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I'm singular.
I'm night-driving.
With vibrant hum
of standard speed.
I'm glowing of dashboard.
Utterances of am talk
alien abductees and remote viewing.
Barely diverts my musing.

I night-drive 
A rite of wanting
Control, of the wheel.
Arm out window
night air cooling me.
Headlight on blacktop.
A yellow metronome.

This nights topic , I'm.
A question proposed,
by a small man in robes.
I started the list:

I'm a modern Tom Sawyer
an ebb-and-flow.
I'm this psycho-manic jester.
Dharma junkie, with subjects.
I'm Charlie Brown on acid
but who love the dog.
I'm a skin head hippie.
A guy with no wrist watch.
I'm a independent film critic
speaks religiously of Fight Club.
I'm these and other clever observation.

I stopped at a neon diner for tools of thought:
Coffee, pen, paper, and consumers of isolation.
Filling a page of I'm
looking for a singular
a true answer.
Just finding personas
and learned traits.

It came to me this I'm.
While leaving the tip.
In my wallet a picture of my children
looking full of me.

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  1. Date: 3/9/2010 7:05:00 AM
    wow johnathon this is going into my favs! i loved it,the whole thing from start to finish had me ingulfed! the imagery of riding throughthe night, wow i loved the flow it had a roarshack quality to it if you have ever read or seen the movie watchmen if not you should watch it, seems like we may have a similar taste in movies,this is and instant fav! p.s. loved the charlie brown on acid part!

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 7:01:00 AM
    I love this ... you have a perfect style of post modern phrasing.

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 2:24:00 PM
    Headlight on blacktop/A yellow mentranom/metronome (wonderful phrase!!) stoped/stopped..another GREAT phrase "consumers of isolation..refer again to the soup mail regarding capitalization and more importantly (.'s) versus (,) This was much easier to identify with to relate to for the reader. Liked it alot! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 12:35:00 PM
    Absolutely wonderful poetry!!! great write, love Simone

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 12:31:00 PM
    We'll never find singular definitions when we look inside ourselves, Johnathan. We are all far more complex than we'd like to believe. You gave the reader incredible images of yourself -- a hippie, Tom Sawyer-like, critic, observer -- and all while driving the night road. Very nice introspection in this poem; it allows the reader to know you better. And it's not surprising you see your children as filled with your own qualities. They are, indeed. Merry Christmas, Carolyn