I Am To Me

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I Am To Me

Bobi Leutschaft Poitras c May 2017

I look into my eyes and say,

"Come on, tell me what's true."

I tell myself the many things

I can not tell to you.

I laugh at things you do not know -

The things that make me me.

Sometimes I feel a bit surprised

At all the things I see.


I am to me what I can't be

To any other one -

It isn't that I want to hide

Nor do I wish to run...

It's just that deep inside my head

Are thoughts too strange to share

And deep inside my heart there are

The things I can't lay bare.


Secrets? Oh, I have a few...

I'll take them to the grave.

Some are mine and some are not -

Still, they're mine to save.

It's not that I'm a Jekyll - 

No Hyde is in my blood.

I'd simply rather keep myself

From all the slinging mud.


I am to me what I can't be

To any other one -

At times it's quite discouraging,

At other times it's fun.

It may seem quite absurd to you - 

All that I won't show;

And yet I feel you're just like me.

But only you would know.





Submitted: August 20, 2018

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This I really like. Again beautiful rhyming, and I can certainly relate to at least some of it.

Mon, August 20th, 2018 7:22pm


Thank you! I'm just new here, so when I have time I'll be reading others' stuff and posting a bit more, too.

Mon, August 20th, 2018 4:47pm

Jeff Bezaire

I completely relate to this. You express that hidden side perfectly here.

Thu, September 13th, 2018 3:26am



Thu, September 13th, 2018 2:27am

Marcy Pine

It's quite interesting to explore what goes on under the surface. I know for myself, it's where a lot of my inspiration comes from; looking deeper into someone else and my own self. Great job! I enjoyed reading and rereading this piece!

Fri, December 7th, 2018 4:58pm


Thank you very much! I sure appreciate your kind comment!

Thu, January 3rd, 2019 7:02pm


Beautifully written, this poem speaks to me. You are an inspiration. ??

Tue, January 22nd, 2019 12:25pm


Thank you so much! :)

Tue, January 22nd, 2019 4:32am

Sharief Hendricks

Oh , Bobi this was such a refreshing yet relatable read...

Loved it !

Mon, August 3rd, 2020 1:52pm


Thank you so much!

Mon, August 3rd, 2020 6:53am

Madison Thomas

Very fun, and with a lot of truth to it :)

Sun, January 17th, 2021 7:13am


Thank you! :)

Sun, January 17th, 2021 2:34am


Interesting what we share with ourselves, and only us. Understood!

Thu, May 6th, 2021 10:04pm

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