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!


24 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.


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