Be Myself Again

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Billy
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Be Myself Again

#1 Post by Billy » 21 Sep 2021, 04:39

Be Myself Again

The terrible beauty of being alone
watching people and cars go by
in light that leaves without goodby.

Hands in my pockets, inhaling
clouds, winter's purity suspect.
I levitate in doorways. No place

to go. All life's right here, a swarm
of happenings about to happen.
Please don't stop to talk to me

and make me join you in an end
I'm not destined to give a name.
I search for it in car lights and

darkened interiors, a fleeting
smile or the look of loneliness
of those riding somewhere

beyond their control, on their
way to another place they don't
belong, pretending in the mirror.

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Re: Be Myself Again

#2 Post by BobBradshaw » 22 Sep 2021, 05:44

Who is the “you” in S4? This is where the poem starts becoming unclear. I like the first 3 stanzas a lot.

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Re: Be Myself Again

#3 Post by Billy » 22 Sep 2021, 06:06

Thanks Bob, maybe it’s unclear that N’s watching people and saying to himself dont any of you stop and talk to me.

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#4 Post by BobBradshaw » 22 Sep 2021, 22:14

Ah. That makes sense. Maybe I didn't read carefully enough. Thx for clarifying.

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Re: Be Myself Again

#5 Post by FranktheFrank » 22 Sep 2021, 22:27

Sad poem about a loner.
I got it straight away, a stalker
or the invisible man.

Do you need 'terrible''? line 1.
he seems happy being miserable.

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Re: Be Myself Again

#6 Post by Kenneth2816 » 29 Sep 2021, 03:10

Good poem Billy. I'm a people watcher too.

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