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The Me You Can Se

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The Me You Can Se

The me you see is not myself, he’s tucked away on 
a high shelf.

A shelf built with painstaking care knowing nobody 
could hurt me there.

I know it seems that I’m always there - a platitude 
here and a funny joke there.

 But til I can know who you really are - I will hold 
you off and at that from afar.

Should I discover the courage to leap from that 
shelf - I think just maybe I could be myself.

Somehow I know I’m incomplete only a half in 
search of the whole but I’ll continue to await my 
kindred soul.

If that someone is you we will both surely know 
and then off to live we will happily go.

Many before you have tried to make me take the 
leap, but it is after all my life to keep.

So please stay near and be my friend as I have no 
idea how this might end.

It could end all is well and really be great, or end 
really sad and be really bad.

No matter which way it might go – it’s all about the 
hunt – Tally Ho!

The best lessons of life I have learned always 
include getting burned.

Singed with the fire of reckless desire or standing 
vigil at a funeral pyre.

So it must be true what they say – the good they die 
young and the old fade away.

I must be the latter and so goes my life and if I may 
I bid you good day.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Hi Mel... Congratulations on having your poem Featured on the soup's home page. Always & Forever *LINDA*

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 7:50:00 PM
    well written, I love it,congrats on your poem being featured ,Ivy

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 10:17:00 PM
    I really like this. Very nice write.

    Doherty Avatar Mel Doherty
    Date: 7/29/2013 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you - it sets me free to write poetry - and makes me think my thoughts are worthy.