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Who Am I

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Who Am I

Rene Descartes popularized
The phrase: Cogito ergo sum-
I think therefore I am. How wise!
If I’m thinking, then it’s presumed
That I exist because of “I”
The one doing the thinking.
On this point we see eye to eye;
Even so, it begs questioning
Beyond my very existence;
That is, the question: who am I?
A query asked with persistence.
What does “buried beneath” imply?
Does it mean “core sense” of myself
Or an illusion of one’s self?

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  1. Date: 5/2/2011 9:42:00 AM
    "I" is a mighty character.. Albert.. and great question at the end... I believe that I' am who I am... responsible for me and my life... enjoyed your poem..p.d.