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All About Me

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All About Me



How does one, accurately describe oneself? 
Perhaps this might be an impossible task...
Looking within, while wearing one's skin
Is different perhaps, than outside looking in
Which is easier seen, ...a more rational view

For, this deed that you ask depends on the clues
of which day it might be, or what pair of shoes
Who I am now, depends on these things...
Like how I am needed...and what I will bring,
Which hat I might wear, and how I got here

A wife, a mother, a friend,  that I am
Each step I have taken since the day I was born...
Has been molded and shaped by unique circumstances
A few things were chances, a bit of good luck, 
A few things have sucked,  a few paths I've chosen

But if I need to share a part of me,...
It matters not what other eyes see...
The brunette of hair, and skin that's fair,
Rather small in size.... is neither here nor there..

Should I tell you the places I've been...
Or the sights I have seen, ...or the things that I've done?...
Or how accomplished I've become?...

But that isn't me...

It's the heart that really matters....
How I use my thoughts..., my deeds,....my hands...
The skills or the wisdom I've gathered
My story...is simple........I've been loved, and have loved...
What more could I want?.....
Who I am...does it really matter? ...
I just pray that I've made someone's world a little better.....

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  1. Date: 2/28/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Congrats, Carrie. Outstanding. Well done. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:18:00 PM
    You've made many a day better for many of us here, just by reading your poetry Carrie, congrats on your special win xxx

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:49:00 PM
    hum... i read a few of your past comments... he he he..it seems as if I sandy and amy and i,,, love the concepts of others for a contest. good going .. CONGRATULATIONS, with this awesome poem about YOU :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 7:02:00 PM
    CARRIE, Congratulations, with the wonderful “ALL ABOUT YOU" win! No one can say it as perfect as YOU CAN!” I have been meaning to stop by and congratulate each winner in this contest. Have yourself a great night~ PD

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 3:21:00 PM
    YOur approach to this particular challenge was Awesome, Carrie. I remember this from a long time ago. Congrats again!

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Congrats, Carrie. Outstanding. Kudos. Hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 12:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 1st place win!!! Terry

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Congrats Carrie! I really like the way this reads.. It's so gentle... :o)

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 10:11:00 AM
    Carrie congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 9:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Sidney~LeeAnn's "All About You" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:57:00 AM
    Congratulations Carrie pleased to know you xx

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:00:00 AM
    very nice Carrie...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 9:51:00 PM
    great story...well put!! my number one!

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Carrie, many congratulations on your win in Amy's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 10:27:00 AM
    carrie, congratulations. Now that I am able to CRUISE thru the winner circles, I am in heaven!!

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 2:02:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your winning poem in Amy's contest with this wonderful write and amazing poem .. for a super win... enjoy the sweet victory.. with luv Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 7:27:00 AM
    you've made MY world a whole lot better! congrats Carrie - beautiful win! and you were right, there is more to that storm, and it took me forever to get to sleep last night! : )) my husband said I need to get an ax and chop wood - either that or break plates. lol see ya later. gotta take my dog to the vet. hugs! xoxo

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 12:55:00 AM
    Hi Carrie--You are truly a gifted writer & person--I certainly believe that you've made a lot of people's lives better--even with your beautiful poetry, you continue to do so :) Really enjoyed this entry of yours :) --nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 12:15:00 PM
    Carrie, A winner in my book, well said! In regards to my blog I have no intension's what-so-ever of getting involved in any of that. I wouldn't risk what I have for any amount of money! I'm free of all that and plan to stay that way. Please don't worry about me I'm solid as a rock. YF4L, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 9:59:00 AM
    oh, my gosh, carrie, I totally did not get that. For one thing, I could have sworn she said to do a sonnet. and since sonnets are fourteen lines, I just assumed she meant to do a 14 line poem when she went and took out the sonnet regulation. I feel so stupid now because I told both you and Linda that your poems were too long. I can't believe I did not understand Amy's directions. well, you GO GIRL. this poem of yours has GOT to score high. So sorry.LUv, andrea

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