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I'm Only One Person

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I'm Only One Person

I’m only one person
On this vast blue earth
Searching for that place 
Since the day of my birth.

I knew when I was born
That I wanted to be unique
Leaving behind a memoir
History buffs would seek.

I wanted a world
Where everyone got along
And violence faded
With a peaceful song.

But sometimes I grow weary
Of feeling others pain
Wishing from my heart
I could ease the loss they gain.

Many times I wonder
Why do I have to care
With a cold heart
I could walk with ignorant flair.

Am I the only one
Who ponders why I’m here
Questioning my purpose
With just an ounce of fear.

Why do words hound me
Every hour of every day
Filling me with emotion
That poetically guides my way.

I am but one person
Hoping my presence here
Will inspire another
Through a smile or a tear.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2010 12:12:00 PM
    You are only one person, but you seem like a wonderful person. You are my favorite poet - I love your writing style!

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 10:12:00 AM
    ur more than a person. ur voice is louder than that of a crowd. ur simply poetry itself. Sending my love

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 10:06:00 AM
    ur more than a person. ur voice is louder than that of a crowd. ur simply poetry itself. Sending my love

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 12:56:00 PM
    The history of the poets who have read your wonderful poems will know they have witnessed some beautiful poetry. Its going to take some incredible writing to forget your poems, also the wisdom you show, and i doubt i will read better>>James

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 10:58:00 AM
    Caring as you do, I truly believe your presence will definitely make a difference, will bring a smile...I'm sorry to have missed this poem until now. Thank you so much for your kind comments this morning...it led me to this tenderhearted poem. I often feel the same way, wishing the world could only be a happier place, where people got along, lived in peace..it fills me with a helpless feeling. Thank you again. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 6:52:00 PM
    Awesome write here Deborah!! My yes, everyone questions probably because the insanity of this world leaves one to wonder ... what the (fill in the blank ... smile). I do apologize that you seem not to have been on my radar before now!! You've written much too much for me to catch up to but I am so glad you've come to PoetrySoup and hope to read lots more soon!!

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 4:50:00 AM
    You are indeed deeply inspirational, from what I read here on the soup. I would imagine t is a true gift to know you well. Beautiful write. Love, Shar