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What I Have Been

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.


What I Have Been

I have been a meteor shower and other such explosions.

I have been a criminal and a drug addict.

I have been created again.

I have been a poem once or twice.

I have been dirt and mud.

I have been a tree and a rock.

I have been a chef and a meal planner.

I have been pile of leaves and a stack of bailed hay.

I have been an adventure.

I have been a soldier for my country.

I have been dinosaur patterned wrapping paper.

I have been an observer of children at play.

I have been a bone.

I have been a chair and a pogo stick.

I have been the "Scotch tape."

I have been under a microscope.

I have been a boy and experienced boyhood.

I have been married and divorced.

I have been a random number on a random day.

I have been the sap and the seedling.

I have been an old pick-up truck.

I have been covered in dirt and cleaned.

I have been cruel.

I have been an outdated sports model.

I have been there for my children, cleaned their messes.

I have been gentle and kind.

I have been cleansed through baptism. What does it mean to believe?

I have been a blessing and a curse.

I have been a procrastinator.

I have been a father.

I have been destroyed.

I have been the moon.

I have been tarnished.

I have been a streetlight.

I have been ion.


Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 04, 2018:

Suhail, thank you for stopping by. I have been reading a lot so it us hard to pinpoint influences. I think Anne Waldman’s essays. Jamie

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on April 03, 2018:

This is a creatively written poem! Haven't read anything like that. Just out of curiosity, who are your influences?



Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 03, 2018:

A most wonderful write!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 02, 2018:

I think we all have been down that road of uncertainty and delivery. This is beautiful!

Ann Carr from SW England on April 02, 2018:

Yes, they do say that writing lists gets everything into perspective.

Looking forward to reading more of your April poetry and trying to do some of my own!


Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 02, 2018:

I have found recently that making lists is a sure fire way to organize my thoughts and to consider valuable questions. Thank you fpr reading. Jamie

Ann Carr from SW England on April 02, 2018:

We've all been such a mixture of things. This made me think about what list my life would include - much of the same I think!

Well done, Jamie!


John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 01, 2018:

Well done, Jamie. I have been many of those things too :) I look forward to the rest of your poetic contributions this month.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 01, 2018:

Jamie why don't you share your poetry on Hello Poetry. It's easy to join, and the poetry is 24/7.

Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 01, 2018:

It is true about your first one being your bravest. This is going to be fun! I am glad to hear from you Verlie I hope the season finds you healthy and happy. Jamie

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 01, 2018:


Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 01, 2018:

How beautiful Jamie, I'm doing the challenge too (she writes bravely on Day One) a link to my contribution? Hope that's OK?

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