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Below is the poem entitled Introspeculation which was written by poet Sandra Hudson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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What would I see if I saw the real me?

Mirrors, like water only reflect.
People see us, but really only see what we want them to see.
Dogs and cats, accept us anyway, so their version of us is biased.
Our perception of ourselves seems to always be insufficient.
How we see others, and what we say to others, is different. 
Are we always honest?

What would I see, if I saw the real me?

The (me on the inside). 
That inner being, living just under the shell of skin.
The temples offering.
Am I molecule, particle or subatomic?
Am I a proton, or neutron, part of a nucleus? 

Would I look like;
An alien, with one eye that looks only forward?
Is it possible, that I could be a light, which represents happiness, all aglow?
Perhaps, I would take the form of musical notes, sweet and soft.
Better still, I could become eternity, and bigger than any galaxy.

What I need to hear doesn’t answer any of those questions.
Because I won’t find out any answers until after I’m gone. 

It's just that,
in my (always struggling to walk that fine line) life,
All I ever really wanted to hear,
is that “I made a difference”.

Entered in Kristin Reynolds “What I need to Hear Contest”

Copyright © Sandra Hudson

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  1. Date: 6/29/2009 3:30:00 PM
    reading this gives me somany different answers. only God and you know who you really are and you your self is quite baised to your side but God see's the real you. and in his eye's is the truth. does he see a demon or does he see an angel. this you will see after your gone. great subject. john h loving iii

  1. Date: 6/26/2009 5:38:00 AM
    I never walked that fine line, too constrictive. Gotta dance out of control and enjoy every freakin' moment. This was a good reflective write. Vince

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 5:44:00 PM
    Yes! You made a diference. Lovely, thought-provoking piece. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 2:35:00 PM
    you do make a difference on our site,with your words of wisdom and sweetness in your poems--beautiful write---charma

  1. Date: 6/22/2009 8:49:00 PM
    I feel your heart revealed in this inquisitive personal inventory! nice!! Jim

  1. Date: 6/22/2009 7:42:00 PM
    Such sage words...those last four words....I think it is what we all really want. To have made a difference. Great job, Sandra..!

  1. Date: 6/22/2009 4:34:00 PM
    This is a wonderful write of telling yourself what you need to the lead in line and I love how this piece was constructed especially the third stanza..well written wishes.