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

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

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…

courtney July 8, 2007 - 6:37 pm

i love this poem its kinda sad! ;(

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!!


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…

Tina September 28, 2007 - 7:25 am

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

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

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!

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 ….

Patsy Garcia April 29, 2010 - 6:15 pm


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…

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.

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

Livin0nhope November 29, 2010 - 10:45 pm

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

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!

Rupesh Popli April 21, 2011 - 1:05 am

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

Shewholovesdad May 30, 2011 - 11:19 am

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

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.

Hennessey December 12, 2020 - 1:43 am

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

Hennessey December 12, 2020 - 1:44 am

Super sad . 😭😭😭😭

Hennessey December 12, 2020 - 1:45 am

I made an essay about being yourself

Charles Edet July 22, 2021 - 6:48 am

So touching… ” I am not perfect, I do have my flaws. Like when I’m scared I put on high walls” that describe me.

nnn October 26, 2021 - 8:46 pm

so gooodddd


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