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This is something I wrote to capture "me", warts and all. I wanted to write down the good, the bad and the ugly of who I honestly believe I am. It does not define me; however, it is my honest take on "me". It was not an easy task, but it is honest.


I don’t fear death
I have never had self confidence
I have always felt average
I have always felt unimportant, not good enough
I thought of sex as a necessary evil growing up
I was used and hurt which coincided with alcohol use
I didn’t understand love and tenderness until later in life
I used alcohol and drugs to numb myself for years
I panic at the thought of failure
I feel uncomfortable in social situations
I felt lost at 13 and remained that way for 15 years
I am very spiritual
I am very stubborn
I can be either completely lazy or crazy busy
I feel as though I see things differently than most
I see beauty where most see nothing 
I believe in ghosts or spirits
I feel a great love for animals 
Music soothes my soul
I remember song lyrics from years ago
I can be extremely silly
I can be very inappropriate
I crave frosting and chocolate
I could eat pizza and tacos daily
I enjoy being alone
I believe our souls live on for eternity
I feel others emotions
I am tired most of the time
I’m still looking for personal purpose
I am always grateful 

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Date: 7/10/2019 12:53:00 PM
Such a honest and beautiful piece Susan, I can truly resonate with you as I would be with you in many of your 'I ams' too. Thanks for sharing this stunning write, splendidly done. Blessings always be yours, Gordon
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Susan Rigo
Date: 8/14/2019 5:00:00 PM
Thank you Gordon, being brutally honest is not as easy as I thought it would be.
Date: 5/18/2019 12:36:00 PM
I know what kind of poem this is Susan. It is an honest, heart-felt, FAVorite poem, and it has been popped onto my FAV list. I would have also probably said "free verse" which I use lavishly. Bravo!
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Susan Rigo
Date: 8/14/2019 5:00:00 PM
Thank you Caren, is it obvious I am trying to work through some demons. Ha!