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"I" vs "ME"

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"I" vs "ME"

"I" vs "ME"
                 Authored by Chuck Keys


I wondered why "I" was "me" or was "I" truly "me?"
and decided maybe "I" should flee.

The person inside "I" was unlike "I"
he talked so much; I thought maybe "I" was "me."

So decided "I," to talk with "me"
seeking one way or another who was "I" and who was "me."

we both decided that "I" would be "I"; he would be "me."
and neither of us would be "we."

The time for lunch had arrived for "I" and for "me."
hard and indecisive the choices were for "I" and for "me" surely not "we."

"I" wanted Chinese
"me" wanted Vietnamese

argument ensued delightful not
moods and tempers got very hot

parting was planned as a solution
either that or an immediate revolution

"I" went "I" way 
while "me" went "me" way.

Two heads apart parted apart
With insides and outsides also apart

But, who was that person who dwelt inside "me" and "I?"
who tried so hard to be like "I" or was it "me?" but surely we know not "we."

Were "we" actually "I" and "me" inpart or apart?
Apart and together we were not "we" we know for sure.  I think!



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  1. Date: 9/19/2010 3:58:00 AM

    Enjoyed this one..There lies within every man two dogs ...The one that you feed the most is the one that becomes the stronger ....Glad that you chose this subject..A very different angle and approach to this one..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 5:54:00 PM

    Hello, Chuck I remember this one! I'm just here stopping by to say hi and CONGRATULATIONS! What a delightful poem. Had fun reading your featured poem of the week. Take care,.. p.d.

  1. Date: 9/13/2010 12:51:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week here at PoetrySoup Chuck. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 3:26:00 PM

    Congrats Chuck on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all.. with luv..

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 12:05:00 PM

    Vibrant verse involving the battle within a person. Fantastic write!

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 2:50:00 PM

    Sounds like a little split personality there...Could be confusing or cause a severe headache..Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 1:24:00 PM

    Neat verbal confrontation to the ego.. enjoyed your very creative write Chuck.. interesting analogy also.. luv.. from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/16/2010 6:17:00 PM

    possibly, there are two personalities to you, and yourself? it seems that way. that always awesome about a person, i think. keep them with you.don't run away great write. -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 5/14/2010 7:53:00 AM

    I and Me love this poem..Us are having pleasure reading you..Charma:)

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 8:26:00 AM

    Thnx for your comments on my poem "I'm Slipping"...its great to know that people here care about one another...it makes me feel as if i'm in some way important, since i'm closer to my poetry and the soupers than my "family"...God Bless and take care...~Brittany~

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 8:23:00 AM

    wow...that's a really cool poem...slightly confusing and funny, and it put a smile on my face...but i understand it 100% believe it or not...i've have that feeling before, but just didn't know quite how to say it...great you...God Bless...~Brittany~

  1. Date: 4/27/2010 10:26:00 AM

    Confusing me but cute, the voices are arguing in my head over this poem.

  1. Date: 4/23/2010 9:05:00 AM

    Me, myself, and I think this poem about the two of you meaning one kicks ass. Enjoyed..p.d.

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 12:24:00 PM

    Whoa! Now I am really confused lol. Fresh write--I enjoyed this unique poem very much. Chris.