Who Am I

To some I am a hippy

To some I am a diplomat

To some I am an English lifeguard with a laconic wit

To some I am aloof and unavailable

To some I am passionate and caring

To some I always act the clown

To some I am a child

To some I am a father

To some I am a failure

To some I lose my temper

To some I am a winner

But who am I?

Are these all just roles I have to play?

I am all these things all the time

Viewed through the prism of your misconception

©John de Gruyther 2013

2 thoughts on “Who Am I

  1. Everyone will ‘get’ this poem at some time in their life. I don’t believe in coincidences, but I’m just reading Eckhart Tolle’s ‘A New Earth’, and it poses all these questions and helps one to move forward in a kind of Taoist/Zen way. Thanks for sharing.


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