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Memoirs of Me

Shadows sneak and confuse confidence behind me. 
Mistakes made in mirrored reflection remind me. 
Time does pay a toll to my sad, unhappy soul, 
with borrowed currency—from someone, confines me. 
In the search for immortality, I am lost, 
but for certain I do know that death will find me. 
I can’t stand on rocks cast by those who have not sinned. 
Impiety preaching piety reminds me. 
Seek and find questions to answers, some things need change. 
The choice to always settle will never bind me. 
Maybe Michael, hope isn’t just mere happenstance, 
but part of predestined plan that entwines me.

Submitted for Jared's "The Ghazal" contest.

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  1. Date: 6/9/2010 1:13:00 PM
    Wow! I'm can't keep up with all these contests. I liked this poem the first time I read it. Congratulations on your win! Enjoy your honor. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 4:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest with the great write..Keep the creative pen flowing.Sara

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 8:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...enjoyed...Marty

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 3:25:00 PM
    Congrats Mike on your HM in Jared's contest... amazing and awesome write and honor for u to enjoy..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 1:10:00 PM
    This was a wonderful write my friend.... I liked you interpretation of the Ghazal, hence the HM..... I hope to see you among the top in my future contests my friend....:JP]

  1. Date: 4/23/2010 9:26:00 PM
    Aha, I thought that would be an easy fix! Glad you liked my haiku. Before I came here, I never wrote them. If I am actually doing them "correctly" that makes me feel great. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 4/23/2010 8:20:00 PM
    The last line was so great, Mike. You captured that element very well of including yourself into the poem. Just to let you know (this is from the judge himself because I asked him about it and he told me I had to do it) YOur very first line has to involve the repeating word, which, in your case, I guess is the word "me" (read his rules again). Good luck in the contest, kind sir. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 9:18:00 PM
    Good write. I really like the 4th stanza, 'I can't stand on rocks cast by those who have not sinned. Impiety preaching piety....' Enjoyed this very much.

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 6:52:00 PM
    Interesting perspective for the reader to ponder about. I like the title. Good luck in the contest. Karen

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 12:23:00 PM
    We often feel lost as we seek "immortality," Mike. Death finds us all, however, and with that our immortal soul is freed. Very nice entry for the contest. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 11:30:00 AM
    I am so pleased to have been able to read your poetry this morning Mike. Have a wonderful day and the best to you inthe contest. Love, Carol