Sunday, March 25, 2012

What Am I? Who Am I?


Image: Duane Michals
 
Am I one, or am I two?
Someone old, or someone new?

Glancing short, or glancing long?
Am I right, or am I wrong?

What I am, the light will show.
All I am, you soon will know.


If we had forgotten the name of our God

or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
would not God discover this?
For he knows the secrets of the heart.
(Psalm 44:20-21 ESV)

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9 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I like the riddle-like feel here...nice...

Little Nell said...

Tess is right, this is reminiscent of old riddle, but is there an answer hidden therein? Mysterious.

Helen said...

Perfectly rhymed ... I so enjoyed this.

Jim Swindle said...

Tess Kincaid and Little Nell, thanks for the comments. I hadn't really thought of it as a riddle; more as something else.
Helen, glad you enjoyed it. I think there's still a place for strict rhythm and rhyme, though not every poem needs them.

Wayne Pitchko said...

not being much of a rhymer.....i really appreciated this..nicely done

Carrie Burtt said...

Thought provoking and a beautiful write....i love the flow that it has....great writing as always Jim!

Jinksy said...

Am I one, or am I two?
I often ask myself the exact same question! :)

kaykuala said...

Good rhyming and a searching question. The answer can go any which way, Jim!

Hank

~T~ said...

By our fruits we will be known...