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This poem was inspired by my friend Line Gauthier's poem, "The Real Me."  It's (also) a take-off on a famous saying of  a sage who lived a couple hundred years ago.  

If I am I and you are you then I am really I You are really you And we agree on Who is who But if I am not really I And you are not really you I am not really I you are not really you And it's anyone's guess As to who is who

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Date: 3/12/2018 6:37:00 PM
I enjoyed this very much.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/12/2018 10:30:00 PM
Great! Best wishes, gw
Date: 3/6/2018 7:49:00 PM
Delicious poetry :)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/6/2018 10:56:00 PM
Thanks, Maureen! :) gw
Date: 3/6/2018 7:28:00 AM
That is so clever, Gershon. So wise. A FAVE with me... in part because I inspired you but mostly because it is brilliant. Line xx
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/6/2018 10:49:00 AM
You're right. It is brilliant: a study in modern-day psychology before the advent of same, written over 200 years ago (in Yiddish)--slightly modified by yours truly--by a genius, the "Kotsker Rebbe." You can read about him in Elie Wiesel's book, "Hassidic Masters." If memory serves me correctly, there's a whole chapter on this enigmatic Sage. Thanks again for your kind words. Best wishes, gw