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Who I'm Gonna Be

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Who I'm Gonna Be

My character, it ages
and through its many different stages
it comes together and unravels
both weak and strong as it travels

These times try my very core
and I am better than before
still not right in my current state
my shape changes toward my fate

Water trickles through
and this stream becomes a sea
my form shifts as it flows
I don't know who I'm gonna be


Liquid shoots across the ground,
structured by all its around
then goes following the bends
moves the emotional trends

My center collides with the shore
dislodged for what's in store
integrity fights for its goal
as direction takes its tole

Water trickles through
and this stream becomes a sea
My form shifts as its flows
I don't know who I'm gonna be


Ripple and splash
I transform in a flash
no matter where I dash

I'm altered as I come and go
like everything I feel and know
as I flow

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  1. Date: 5/20/2011 10:08:00 PM
    so enjoyed reading your amazing creative write tonight Richard... interesting and inventive piece luv..