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Self Portrait---a dreamer, a schemer

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Self Portrait---a dreamer, a schemer

I am one breathtaking moment
I am one who is lost or alone
I am one raindrop, or one flowering rose
I am a distant star or a meadow lark
Or one dark cloud that hovers on the horizon
I am many memories from a long ago childhood
I am many tears and many sorrows
I am many rainbows and many seasons
I am many reasons to sing a love song
Or tell a story, or share the laughter, or feel the glory
I am all the colors of our world
I am all races, all creeds, the scattering of seeds
I am all words unfurled into the light
I am all the broken hearts and hopes lost in the night
I am all the hurt, all the anger, all the joy, all the love
I am all who believe in God above
I am all who doubt, thereof
I am all who laugh, and sing, and wail and shout
I am unleashed with wild emotion
I am heartbreak, and devotion
I am humble, I am proud
Soft as a whisper, the shape of a cloud
I am the stepping stone to healing
I renew by sharing feelings
I am a few unbroken rules, a few enchanting jewels
I am the ember, I am the spark
    -----------  the poet in "me" who dreams in the dark
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   -----------  but this is the real "me" who schemes in the dark
I am the neighbor, who brings you soup
I am a tomboy, I am a friend
I'll lend an ear if you are troubled
My favorite food might be ice cream
A double scoop, I beg you please?
I'll bathe the dog, I give good hugs
I rub their backs when they are ill
Good music fills my eyes with tears
Love hula hoops. Loops in my ears
Toss a ball into a hoop and ride a horse, (I have for years)
I like to wear my denim jeans, occasionally I'll wear my lace
Brunette, of hair, my mother's face
I make mistakes....... I won't forsake you
Don't buy me a crown, I'm not a queen
But I am keen on my clean house
I'll not judge you...don't hold a grudge
My husband declares that I'll not budge
But I can make some awesome fudge
I'm small in size......my eyes are blue
I'm not a prize..I'll blow a fuse
I thrive on loving, I'll love you too
And I can fix most things with glue
I can stretch a dime, make old things new
I love antiques and have a few
I've paid my dues.....with ups and downs
One ordinary girl........from one small town
This may be more than you want to know
But that's scoop, ..... I'll say adieu ....!





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For Frank's Contest: Self-Portrait

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:04:00 PM
    This is just Awesome Carrie!!! It's funny I feel like I already knew these things just from your smiling avatar and your poems of course... : ) Congrats on a well deserved win. This really was an awesome and talented write Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such warm and kind words. Hugs

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:21:00 PM
    Remarkable portrait Carrie.....your unique qualities shine brightly, you are anything but ordinary! Congrats on a terrific write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Carrie; This is a beautiful portrait of yourself. I too am from a small town. Thanks for sharing this part of your life....... Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 4:55:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie...wonderful job...

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 1:09:00 PM
    congratulations ...Seren

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Hi Carrie , :-) congratulations with your awesome "SELF PORTRAIT" poem. Take Care ~ PD

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Hi Carrie, this is an amazing, well written self portrait. Love the whimsical and entertaining quality that makes it fun to read as well as a look into your heart and soul.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:33:00 PM
    Lovely how much we contain. I like the dichotomy Because I believe you are all of this. Big hugs SuZ

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Carrie this is awesome...you sound like a great best friend...