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Who am I?

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Who am I?


Am I the doormat you wipe your shoes on?
Or the cup you drink coffee from?
Would it better if I were a cigarette between your fingers,
so you crush me when desired, 
or, light me up so I know the fire and turn,
into ashes and to earth,
and live for the while I burn?
Or shall I be the bag you carry around,
to show off the people who surround,
Who am I?
The one you humiliate for I can't retaliate?
Who am I?
A robot perhaps with steel limbs and computer chips,
or, the one who would one day die?,
sealing your immortality among the hi-fi?
Who am I?


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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 9:45:00 PM

    Deep instrospection here, Rinki...love the metaphors.. Thanks for the comments...will come by again, Rinki...Peace&Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 6:40:00 AM

    ~Oh Happy Day~ I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, and lots of inspiration Rinki. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 3:16:00 PM

    Who am I? Creative and introspective thoughts that you have penned in this write, rinki

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 2:27:00 PM

    wow, deep and strong words, interesting and good write, enjoyed this one..P.D.

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 1:38:00 PM

    I like this! Great use of a modern metaphors. I hope, however, that the real answer to your questions is none of these!!