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I Am Only Me

I am only me

I am only me, that is all that I can be
No more, no less, don’t second guess

I love, I laugh, I live and cry,
I’ve wished at times, that I could die

Some days I’m funny, others I’m not,
sometimes I’m in overdrive and can’t stop

I am a loyal and honest friend,
You know that I’ll be there until the end

I am a father/mother, my children my greatest gift,
The smiles on their faces always give me a lift

I am a romantic, sensual, and passionate too,
to the love of my life, I’ll share this with you

I can be sweet and shy or sassy and bold,
I’m quite a handful, or so I’ve been told

I am not perfect, I do have my faults,
like when I get scared I put up high walls

Or I’m not as forgiving, as I’d sometimes like to be,
because when I hurt, I hurt deeply

My logic is all my own, at times misunderstood,
because I don’t always do things for my own good

I have many facets, like a diamond you see…
I am only me.

By Ruth Bourdon

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21 comments

Ili Zuhaili Norizan April 8, 2007 - 9:37 pm

it is a truly meaningful poem.
i could seriously relate to and understand it.

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Pintevil May 29, 2007 - 12:51 am

Wow… good poetry…
I like the part that said
because when I hurt, i hurt deeply,

that really reflects me…

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courtney July 8, 2007 - 6:37 pm

i love this poem its kinda sad! ;(

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Urmi August 1, 2007 - 8:51 am

nice poetry..

“I’m quite a handful, or so I’ve been told”

reminds me of my son… 🙂

I am only me, that is all that I can be…. so true!!

thanks.

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Kristina September 11, 2007 - 7:49 am

yeah…really great…all of us have a so mаny emotons…whitout it can’t be a man…

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Tina September 28, 2007 - 7:25 am

Amazing poem, i could relate this to my own life.

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Vanessa February 11, 2009 - 11:18 am

omg i so love your poem, it touched me and spoke to me and you have a way of putting them words and its absolutely amazing, lilike the part that says:
“I am not perfect, I do have my faults,
like when I get scared I put up high walls”

i can relate with this

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V... July 16, 2009 - 3:35 am

Hey, its a lovely poem , liked it a loooooot !!! thanks for taking all the efforts just to make us feel good 🙂

“My logic is all my own, at times misunderstood,
because I don’t always do things for my own good”

liked the above quoted lines too!

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George bashir September 14, 2009 - 1:38 am

Wow just broke up with my best mate ,who i feel in love with ..this poem has so save me.. many thanks to you …keep it real ….

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Patsy Garcia April 29, 2010 - 6:15 pm

THIS IS SO ME ITS TO COOL.

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Nayrouz July 25, 2010 - 11:22 pm

You know you poetry shows THAT you know your self and this is WISDOM, I really loved it Routh keep going,keep writting your heart out…

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Ritu September 24, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Your poetry seems to be a mirror to my emotions. All my feelings i find reflected through words of your poetry. Its just marvellous. I contemplate deeply about life and all. Keep it up.

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Shabrianna November 1, 2010 - 4:12 pm

i love this poem so much this poem remind myself of me by i read this poem every day to thing of myself

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Livin0nhope November 29, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Wow..this is truly me! Thanks for writing this, it really hits home!

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Michaela J. December 22, 2010 - 4:58 pm

I really liked this. I can relate to the line about being a handful. Being almost thirteen, being a handful happens often. Great poem!

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Rupesh Popli April 21, 2011 - 1:05 am

I can connect to almost all your poems…this is also one of them…

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Shewholovesdad May 30, 2011 - 11:19 am

Wow… nice poetry there. You really good. Keep it up

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Sonny Shipley March 29, 2019 - 9:47 am

These words nailed my 77 years as a man. EVERY sentence was as if it was taking me on a journey back in time! It has made me desire to share it with my children first, then each person that has passed through my life with meaning.

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Hennessey December 12, 2020 - 1:43 am

This poem is so sad but love it so much . 😭❤

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Hennessey December 12, 2020 - 1:44 am

Super sad . 😭😭😭😭

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Hennessey December 12, 2020 - 1:45 am

I made an essay about being yourself

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