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Just Who I Am
by Myrna D Badgerow

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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On another site where my work is posted, we were asked to write an 'Introduce Yourself' poem.. I thought I might share it here for my new friends to read and perhaps to give old friends a smile or two... hope you enjoy!

Just Who I Am


I have brown eyes
and hair that once
teased the edge of red
but now flirts
shamelessly with gray.
I have a goofy smile
and laugh easily,
but I cry the same way.
When I was young I would
sometimes fib about my age
but now it matters little to me.
I like the smell of rain
and think lightning is beautiful.
I am often quiet and introspective.
I will always have brown eyes
and I hope laugh easily...
but I may not always
think lightning is beautiful.


I am blind,
legally, anyway.
I believe in God
and I love to sing
but I am shy when I do.
I see things with my heart
that others often overlook.
and I hear life as it plays.
I read the newspaper
and get ink on my nose.
I love my cats
even when they diss me.
I will always love to sing
and I will always be blind
but I may not always
read the newspaper
or get ink on my nose.


I have freckles,
a sprinkle or two.
I love old movies
and enjoy good books.
I wear my heart
upon my sleeve.
My soul is my own
and my dreams are many.
I like who I am
especially my imperfections.
I can catch a football..
I think I will always enjoy good books
but I may not always
be able to catch a football...
not even sometimes.


I have small hands
with short nails.
I like to sit on my porch
on summer days.
I hate mosquitoes
but I love my bayou.
I write poetry.
I cannot drive.
and I adore frozen yogurt.
I once played the piano.
I love fiercely
and unconditionally.
I will always hate mosquitoes
and love my bayou.
I may not always write poetry.
but maybe one day
I will sit and play
the piano again.


And always I will be....
a bit serious, a bit quirky,
a bit shy, a bit not,
a bit out there, a bit pensive.
I may not always have that flirting hair
because it has already stepped into gray's shoes.
But I think I will always like who I am,
embrace my imperfections,
accept my flaws,
and be proud of where I've been.
I will just continue
simply being me...

because I really do not know
how to be anyone else.



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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/12/2012
You have shared a fine personal portrait eloquently and honestly via your verses. It is a pleasure to know you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Debbie Lacy 10/12/2012
To thy own self be true Myrna. I loved your poem as well as all of your writes. You have an outstanding penmanship, one of those many Wonderful qualities that portray who you are! Many blessings.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 10/10/2012
you should stay who you are always, just keep liking yourself first
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/10/2012
I sure like you just the way you are… A wonderful, creative and insightful

Reviewed by pat medlin 10/10/2012
a great introduction to the 'you of you'...enjoyed getting your inside picture...pmedlin

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