Saturday, 3 March 2012

It's Not Much But It's Something

Well I don't really know what to say, I couldn't really think of anything to put here. While I have money now I haven't begun work on trying to salvage my hard drive, and I'm not sure I can start it yet. Jessie is coming today and I'm buying pizza. It may be my one and only chance to treat a girl to a night in, and there's no chance of getting laid.

Bah.

So in the interests of giving you something, here's my latest poem. I'm not too happy with it really. I tried having a go at longer verse, but it felt like I was making it rhyme for the sake of rhyming. I know poetry doesn't have to rhyme, but to me I just don't feel right unless it is rhyming. Part of the reason I stick to short verse is so that it still makes sense and I don't just arrange words or use them to use them as a rhyme. Anyway I've ranted enough (that'll never really happen) so here's your poem. This one has no title.


I can see it
That guiding light
From where I walk
In the night
I'm not sure though
If I want to see such a sight
If I'm even ready
If it's even right
Can I even do this
The light seems so bright

I'm almost afraid
To leave what I know
What would I do
Where would I go
I really do like the dark
It's not just for show
There is beauty in moonlight
I'll have you know
Do I really have to leave
If I want to grow

Will I allow myself to feel
To take the good with the bad
To go back to being happy
After feeling sad
To see the good in me
Even if I am bad
Is it so hard
To even feel glad
But is what I do and am
All that bad

I like who I am
I won't change for you
I won't change for anyone
And there's nothing you can do
There is more to me
Than you ever knew
Some parts of me
I don't know too
I'm still discovering who I am
That much is true

Who I am though
Seems easy to me
For I am all that I am
And can ever be
I can change who I am
Do you see
I can become anything I want
This I do decree
Though who I am isn't all that bad
Sometimes not even to me

27 comments:

  1. I love myself too! ^_^

    Mark! I tagged you. sorry :)
    http://www.florathemostawesomegoddess.com/2012/03/because-i-love-you-so-i-wanna-know.html

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    1. Hey hey, let's not get crazy here. I'll get to the tag when I can :)

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  2. Wow, your blog is such a refreshing change from those numerous self help blogs out there. Ive been hunting down on blogs that are more like mine and less sciency or techy.
    Im following you.:)
    Cheers!! :)

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    1. Anyone can tell you I'm more into self-deprecation than self help.

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    2. I present my evidence.

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  3. "Though who I am isn't all that bad"
    How can it even be a bad thing ever?

    Not too shabby, not too shabby. Keep on writing!

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    1. I don't think I know how to stop at this point.

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  4. That was pretty good. My attempts at poetry always end up being comical.

    Anyway, there's an award awaiting you at my blog.

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    1. There's a room for comical poetry too, and thank you for the award :)

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  5. Now I want pizza, too.

    The sense of self and the willingness to change for another is what I gathered from your poem. Good work, Mark!

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    1. I think there was an unwillingness to change in there, for others and for myself.

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  6. Amazing poem, great job again Mark!

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  7. a talented poet as well...great work

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  8. Pretty well written, the only thing is I feel I read countless poems about individuality and not changing yourself for others. Not that that's a bad thing though.

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    1. There are a fair few out there like that, but my next one isn't.

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  9. Try condensing lines to fill out ideas more, instead of just a few words per each. That's my suggestion. Also, synonyms are a poet's best friend.

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    1. Thanks for the advice, always thankful for it.

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  10. Indeed, this is a good poem! The sense of self really is in there...

    God I wish I could say something different, but sometimes groupthink is right. :3

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  11. Yep, no need to change yourself for other people.

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  12. You, sir, are an excellent poet. Could I borrow this by any chance, for my English poem dissection/response? Comment back with the answer, please, as IDK why, but the subscribe by email doesn't work.

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    1. Well I tweeted you my answer.

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  13. you're a regular pat hatt

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  14. I enjoyed reading this poem - I like the rhythm and the starkness of the emotions!

    Happy weekend - hope you had a great pizza time with Jessie!

    Take care
    x

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  15. *applause*
    I'm not really into poetry, but this was lovely!
    I think it's actually quite hard to accept yourself and come to love your entire self for who you are, so kudos :D

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