Some self reflection on Christmas Day. After all the gifts were opened and with all the people gone, I decided to take a look inside my own package...myself.




Unwrapped

Who am I?

I am a caretaker,a dreamer,  
a writer, a reader, a thinker, 
a friend, a sister, an aunt
a teacher, a daughter,
a creature of habit.

I am a woman, a girl, a child, 
a defender, a mender,
a breaker,
a speaker, 
a listener, a destroyer,
a creator of life.

I am a sinner, a believer,
a receiver, a giver
a mother, a maker, a taker
a seeker, a deliverer
of words on a page.

I am a grandmother, 
a lover,
a seducer, a reducer,
a player, a soothsayer,
a layer of lies.

I am one who laughs
and
I am one who cries
with brown eyes

full of tears and fears

and aged

from years

of being just who

I am.

Me.

Truly.

Kathy Lockhart
12/25/06





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-12-26 at 01:31

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Zoya Zaidi
Oh, Kathy dear! At least you know who you are!
I am still searching for myself!
Lol!
Read my poem 'Who am I ?', and know how much better off are you?
(((Hugs))
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Love, Zoya
2006-12-29


Will
To The Bay Kathy

You are a gift
a present in
our prescence
our guidance
our Light

You are an artist
among artist
a true talent
among the talented

You Stand out
as a master poet
and writer
even among your
peers.


*BOOKMARKED*
2006-12-27


Liza Daquini
I'd like to hear this as a song!Thank you for sharing your talents with the world!Love Liza
2006-12-27



This is the most sweet and honest self-portrait one could have written! Congratulations! Perhaps it would not hurt if everyone would take a look inside each one's own package...
Lilly xxx
2006-12-27


Phyllis J. Rhodes
And may I add one more thing
you're a great poet, who makes words sing
2006-12-26


wee2souls
Beautifully gift wrapped my Mommakac you are:)) but I got to tell you? ya unwrap urself and you! are wacky lol!,crazy,much fun,make others laugh and give to everyone who you truely are..and mostly, we all love you for you!! ya hear:)
love you Mom makac:)))

cindymac
2006-12-26


BlueyedSoul
Kathy,
Another soul revealing piece. Your honesty and clarity of heart always shines through. We all love you to bits!

~Blue
2006-12-26



You are all that and much more! And you are a wonderful gift to everybody here on the bay!
2006-12-26


gills
and how wonderful you are Kath!! :) Happy newyear
2006-12-26


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
hey Katherine this is a beautiful poem and so cleverly constructed

but you forgot one matter sweetheart

You are a beautiful woman xx

rgds mike
2006-12-26


Arti
Beautiful package there, Kathy. I hope you had a merry christmas, especially with Daisy...
2006-12-26


zeeshan
a wonderful display of variation , the rhyme n the the way you present different phases is awsome, and the way you have presented the idea of being true - ownself, withyout adulteration is awekening, many times we try to imitate others, or try to be someone superficial , this poem will surely help them find their ownselves lost beneath this dirty world.

may god bless you !!! (amen)

merry christmas mom.

rgrds: son
2006-12-26


FrancescaLuca
Very nice, I really liked this poem.. It's written in a very simple way, yet it really gives us an inside on who all of us are..
x Francesca
2006-12-26