I’m more than just a “shell” — September 21, 2007

I’m more than just a “shell”

I’m more than just a “shell”
more than just a “costume”
that insiders come out and put on.

What am I?
Who am I?
I am host…
but am I really separate?
or just a reflection of everyone else?
what is my job?
I share my job
I feel what they feel
when they come forward
I no longer feel separate
am I ever really separate
yes…so I am more than just a shell
more than just a “costume”
but what exactly am I?
I seem to be different from the ones inside
but am I really?
I am both an actor in my own right
and yet I also seem to be the holder of others
the “shell” or “costume”
what is my reality?

I’m more than just a “shell”
or a “costume” with no voice
until someone comes along
and gives me one!

I am my own
and yet I am not
who am I?
what am I?
am I just a prop?
useful only to others
and not to myself?

I’m more…aren’t I????????


© September 21, 2007

4 Responses to “I’m more than just a “shell” — September 21, 2007”

  1. meredith Says:

    Yes, you are. You are much more. Props, shells, costumes… these things merely reflect an element of being. You’re not a reflection. You are a multifaceted wonder. All of you is one, Wonderful Presence.

    It is what it is… and that’s what I seen when I read your work.

    Your poem is beautiful. I see the same beauty in your art, in the comments you write, and in your earnestness toward our friendship.

    Your essence is always present. And it is lovely.


  2. meredith Says:

    You are very, very real… in other words. 😉

  3. undercoverdid Says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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