On my mind is “me”

The me
who feels under the weather sometimes,
whose age is now showing,
who is slower than before,
and who is rougher at the edges;
but it’s just the same me.

It’s the same me
who was your schoolmate,
college mate, and is now your workmate
and friend.

It’s the same me
who played with you growing up;
who is your husband, brother, father, son,
cousin, uncle, and granddad.

This me, I know,
has had flaws, scars, and insecurities;
has not been perfect,
has said stupid things,
has laughed when he shouldn’t have,
has made wrong decisions,
has said the wrong things,
has made bad choices, and
has loved and trusted the wrong people.

This me, however, knows for sure
that he was born to be
exactly what you see.

This me is just me,
unique and special.
No one else can smile my smile;
No one else can understand
the fears that make me
cry my tears.
No one else can be me.

This me thanks those that continue
to look beyond the imperfections,
to see the good,
and to allow me to be me.

But above all
this me thanks God who
continues to hold the hand
as I walk through life’s journey
and continue to be
just the same me.

I am an epic introvert, who quickly becomes an open book when I pen what’s in my significantly fertile mind; fertile as a result of bombardment by realities that are continuously captured by my inquisitive eyes, ears which are constantly rubbing the ground, through constant reading, and through dreaming too.

Writing provides an opportunity to ‘say’ what my unapologetic quiet mouth will not say; which not only soothes me, but also bequeaths to me a relief, a release, and a hope that the written words will change the world, even if only one person at a time.

And so should you seek, that’s where to find me; deeply tucked inside the blankets of reading, seeing, listening, dreaming, and then writing.

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