Monday, April 4, 2011

#Poemaday 4: (Pre)tending

Check out the picture for the prompt at Bud the Teacher where he asks the question, "Are you the rocks, or the river?"
I am not the person I used to be
river around your rock
pretending to chart my own course
while running in circles.

I am not the person I used to be
satisfied by your thin edge
pretending to be my own width
but defined by your circumference.

I am not the person I used to be
blue reflection of a sky you touch
pretending to be my own hue
yet exposed in my transparency.
I am not water; I am not stone.
I am art created by my own eye,
pretending to let go
but still drowning in your shallow earth.

1 comment:

The Other Team said...

Sounds very nostalgic. This is a poem that reflects growth and change throughout the years (like high school years). In high school, I don't seem to recall that I am the same person I used to be 3 years ago. Much traumatic social upheaval had ravaged my mind, shaping a new mind of me. But at the same time, I learned to shape myself into a better person; isn't that what water does all the time? Also, this poem is nostalgic because it reminds me when I meet old friends that went off to different schools. They would say "wow, you grew! It's been a long time." These statements sometime cause me to think that were my developement more positive or negative. Oh well, if I can't know, then I might as well enjoy them.

--A. Chang, The Other Team