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A monologue about being yourself.





How long, O how long will it be

Until you will notice me?

Must I be like your friend

Or your own enemy

To be part of reality?


How long, O how long are you blind

That it's me you cannot find?

Your face you think you see

Because the water is clear.

However, I do not appear.


How long, O how long will you dream?

Wake up! We can be a team.

We can resist our foe,

Keep the friends we know,

And I, Yourself, welcomed home.





Submitted: August 14, 2018

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Ashley I Read

This is a beautiful poem and I love the structure

Fri, November 30th, 2018 11:01pm


Thank you for your encouraging words and support.

Fri, November 30th, 2018 5:42pm

dewey green


Thu, October 21st, 2021 12:53pm

Meaghan Kalena

Beautiful poem :)

Wed, December 29th, 2021 1:03am

Meaghan Kalena

Exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you! :)

Thu, June 2nd, 2022 8:46pm


Awe, you are so welcome, Meaghan. I'm glad it blessed you.

Mon, June 13th, 2022 4:16pm


BEAUTIF I might enjoy (-: one is called Peter Paul and the other is called I called I think you're beautiful

Tue, July 26th, 2022 11:59pm


I am confused. I am not sure what you are trying to say... could you say it in a different way to I can understand you?

Thu, July 28th, 2022 5:12pm


I'm saying that your poem is beautiful and I might have a couple poems that you like one is called Peter and Paul and one is called I think you're beautiful

Fri, July 29th, 2022 1:09am


We all seem invisible sometimes. I liked your poem

Tue, August 30th, 2022 6:17pm


Well, I see you. I like your name, btw. Thank you for complimenting my work.

Thu, September 1st, 2022 1:13pm

Joy Shaw

I appreciate how this poem talks about growing to love yourself. It is one the most important things you can do in life, and one of the least we focus on. If more time were spent growing yourself, less bad would happen in this world. Thank you for the reminder.

Sun, February 19th, 2023 3:51am


Your interpretation is half of my original message, except I did not have self-love in mind but to accept one's uniqueness and, yes (as you have stated) personally grow from there.

I shy away from using the term self-love because it can, if taken to the extreme, be a self-absorbed worldview. Nevertheless, I know what you meant by self love, and I do agree that we should not hate ourselves.

Thank you for reading my work, and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Wed, February 22nd, 2023 3:00pm


Nice poem. I loved the structure as well as content.

Sun, April 23rd, 2023 12:47pm


Thank you, I'm glad you noticed it! I structured it that way on purposes.

Sun, April 23rd, 2023 6:57am

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