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Where are you now?

Exploring who I am vs who I thought you wanted me to be

By Emmy BPublished 6 months ago Updated 6 months ago 1 min read
Where are you now?
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Tell me please who could I be

or what to do with all this fear.

Where are you now, identity?


So long your words were my decree:

“Define me please, and keep me near,

tell me please who could I be.”


In glistening eyes, a silent plea.

I built a home in every tear -

where are you now, identity?


But whilst in sadness I could flee

I asked in anger, fear, and anxious cheer,

tell me, please, who could I be.


But now the time has come, chérie,

to face myself and re-appear.

Where are you now, identity?


Grab all your faith, serenity,

push forth to build this new frontier!

Tell me please who could I be…

where are you now, identity.

love poems

About the Creator

Emmy B

I write some of my truths, and use words to weave stories and ideas together. Writing is a passion and an outlet for me and I hope to inspire, challenge, or simply be a reflection of others's experiences - to make people feel seen!

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  • Joe Patterson6 months ago

    I like.

  • This is an awesome villanelle that captures a thought everyone has throughout their life. It is especially relevant as we close out one year and head into the next.

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