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You Think You Know Me

I'm your best friend but I'm your worst enemy. 
I'm everything I want but I'm nothing I need. 
I'm just like you but I'm better than you. 
I'm clumsy but I'm balanced. 
I'm dumb but I'm smart. 
I'm here but I'm up in the clouds. 
I'm unpredictable but I have a reason for everything.
I'm perfect but I have iniquities.
I'm the best but I'm the worst.
I'm lost but I'm saved.
I'm you but I'm me.
I'm standing still but I'm always moving.
I'm hopeless but I'm optimistic. 
I'm open but I'm reserved.
I'm laughing but I'm crying.
I'm memorable but I'm forgotten.
I'm falling but I'm moving forward.
I'm alone but I'm always with you.

You said forever but you meant never.

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  1. Date: 1/19/2011 8:03:00 PM
    The wording reminds me a bit of the lyrics to "One Hand in My Pocket" by Alanis Morissette. Nevertheless, it is quite descriptive.

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 5:38:00 AM
    Molly ..this is a tender touching piece ... your last line speaks volumes to all of us.. and I simply luv I'm unpredictable but I have a reason for everything ... super write .. thankxx for your comments so warm and welcome always with luv..

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 5:18:00 AM
    I am reading such amazing poetry this morning Molly. I am glad yours is among the ones I have had the pleasure to read today. I wish you a wonderful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 8:18:00 PM
    Molly, wow.. a friend just used that first line on me.. i really think your poem, is awesome,, wow.. i'm adding this to my favorites.. i enjoyed every line.. especially the clumsy and balanced.. fits me pretty well.. have a nice one,..p.d.