Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yes, I'm the one




Yes, I am the one
That messes up
Frequently misunderstood
Usually unpopular

A believer and a sinner
A seeker forever exploring
A permanent work in progress
An unwritten story
A trouble maker…
With unexpected tactics
Free, disobedient, astonishing

Yes, I am the one
Asking for nothing
Giving everything
In love with life
A bit bizarre
The crazy one

Yes, I am the one
So what!

© Gabriela Abalo



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27 comments:

Wine and Words said...

Me too Gabi. Exactly that :)

awitchtrying said...

I LOVE this! I am also so often misunderstood and disobedient. Huzzah to all of us who walk our own walk!

Francisca said...

Absolutely, dear Gabi! I'm not called the rule breaker for nothing! :-D

Luis Gomez said...

Perfect!

Brian Miller said...

its all about being comfortable with who you are...smiles

Desert Rose said...

Somehow you managed to portrait a part of me too Gabriela..i loved the feeling of daring in your lines..perfect ending! love it..:)

Adam White - Poet said...

Nice work. I've RT'd your poem on Twitter @zerodemon

Kirk Jusko said...

Good poem.

Strummed Words said...

I like the person you portray in your poem.

Carrie Burtt said...

...and perfection in the making....i love this Gabriela....a reflection of beautiful growth and bravery! :-)

Old Ollie said...

Dig your philosophy. Great poem.

abthomas said...

Slick write! It sounds like a bio to my own life story, with the exception there is no line stating that yes, that's my blood spotting the floor or that it wasn't my fault that the wall jumped out at me.

PattiKen said...

And you are the one I'd choose to hang out with over all those perfect little ladies. I like this a lot.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

ds said...

Keep seeking, keep exploring, keep writing poems like this!

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

and dont ever stop being it....well written

Thanks for sharing with One Shot

Cheers

Pete

Kodjo Deynoo said...

And that is the question of the day, so what

dustus said...

Wonderful poem. Would have to agree you are the one. smiles

Kay said...

guilty by assosiation... and 'so what' is right! I am who am, love me or don't... :) The only way to be

Eric Alder said...

Nice shot, Gabriela!

(But I can't believe YOU are ever UN-popular!)

Emmanuel Ibok said...

"So what?" I love the guts in those two words...clearly shows you are conscious of who you are and comfortable with being you....nicely done.

Cheers!

Myrna R. said...

You are the one, we're all the one. Wish we could realize that. Good writing!

Steve said...

Relatable, welcome and defiant. Pretty much summed up my working m.o., this (poetry-wise), LOL.

Your direct tone in this behooves the message, btw. :)

Timoteo said...

So what indeed! I think you and I see "eye to eye."

June_Butterfly said...

The best thing we could ever be,our true self.

Sometimes honesty can be misunderstood.But being true to one's self and to people is not an easy task.Brave are those who can be REAL!

Great words,Great one shot!

michael bird said...

Love the 'so what!' 'So there!' might also work...

Shashi said...

Dear Gabriela

Perfect dilemma and then the denial to be accepted... I like the struggle in your words...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

Ed Pilolla said...

what a wonderful firecracker spirit this has, and it matches up so well with the super close up.