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This is the first poem that I ever wrote. I think that I was 16. I sat in front of a mirror in my room in Haiti and started to question my identity and what everyone else in that little town that I lived in thought of me. In that culture they are very quick to judge by the outward appearance, which really troubled me. But after living there for a while, this is what I came up with . . .
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Who Am I?
I am who I am
No matter what you may think of me,
Because I am me,
As you can see
But inwardly what do you see?
Do you see me differently?
Can you compare this inner me
With the outer me?
Who am I? I ask myself.
Myself being many books upon a shelf.
In a quest for character I search myself.
I do not doubt that I am someone . . .
A different someone,
Most different someone,
Because I am me,
Because ALL of me,
Inwardly and outwardly,
Makes up me.
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