It’s Tough Being Me

It’s tough being me,

But who else can I be?

None can be me, but me.

The me that was then

Can never be again,

Gone and replaced

With Gratitude and Grace,

In a shawl of linen and lace

There you can see the me that was me

And the me I am trying to be

Someone wrote in my book, “You were kidnapped from who you were.”

Who wrote this?

Indeed, could it have been me?

If it were me, I’d climb a tree and wave a flag.

How very observant and how very important to finally know what needs to be fixed. Give me back!


26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. etty10
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:08:02

    What a beautiful poem! !! You are so talented. I love this..


  2. Suellen Phillips
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:22:10

    You have been on my mind and heart for weeks. Can you talk tomorrow? Send me time and phone number. I’m free all day. I miss you!



  3. Dina
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:33:43

    Fabulous poem! I love you❤️


  4. Bill K
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 16:47:08

    It could have been written by any me but, you are the me that wrote it. I am the me that admires your writing talent. Bill K


  5. Carol
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 18:41:33

    You are perfect…..just as you are.


  6. Carly R Marshall
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 19:40:59

    You never cease to amaze me! I love you so much!


  7. JoAnn
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 10:28:31

    A beautiful poem…
    You are who you are…perfect!


    Feb 27, 2018 @ 15:04:52

    you are wonderful and full of love and life—compare this to what ever that poem is about growing old and wearing purple. R


  9. Brende
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 15:13:15

    Yes, it’s tough being strong! You show us all how to endure what’s given us🌈


  10. jacqueline morris
    Mar 01, 2018 @ 17:04:02

    Don’t ever let anyone take you. You are awesome.


  11. Sheryl
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 20:43:26

    The poem is wonderful, and conveys so many thoughts and emotions beautifully. You are such a skilled writer. The older I get, the more I realize that parts of me will never be again.


  12. Sheila Clapkin
    Mar 03, 2018 @ 16:12:26

    Sheryl, Your comments are so lovely and empowering. I appreciate you and your beautiful enduring blogging for many years. Thank you for sharing.


  13. Saphir
    May 22, 2018 @ 18:19:52

    Hello Mrs.Clapkin, I’m happy I came across your wonderful poetry!
    I was one of your students from 3rd grade, I am 21 now. I’d really love to get in touch with you again. Hope you’re doing well. Have a great day.


  14. Tinu
    Jun 17, 2018 @ 18:14:54

    Lovely poem.. Its so nice that you’re accepting being you and that’s totally inspiring.. Please keep it up dear

    Check out my new post.. Its on ways to look beautiful confidently..


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