Rate this poem:5.0 / 1 vote



In this forum of poetry, I don't think I'm all alone.
Driven by thoughts and bursts from the soul,
To create that one 'perfect' poem.
Well, I have ten crates full of brilliance...
Dog-eared journals of life and fate...
Unfinished poems, from when my mind roams...
Thrown into a dead-poem crate.

If I could revisit all those layers of scraps,
All the scribbled down thoughts, on ripped paper sacks
All the truth of emotion and moments in time
With my natural rhythm and unburdened rhyme
I'd have created my own, 'perfect' poem.
And I know in this forum, I'm not all alone.

These crates are a burden, and when body is ash
They'll be tossed in a dumpster, just another day's trash.
Just one simple poem, would set my soul free
And I'd give it the title of, simply, 'Me'.

About this poem

Drawers and boxes and crates full of scattered thoughts and emotions. After spending too much time trying to finish up a few 'unfinished' poems...I realized that pretty much sums up my life. I am an 'unfinished poem'.:)

Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Written on January 17, 2023

Submitted by lovingempath on January 17, 2023

Modified on April 13, 2023

49 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 778
Words 158
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 7, 6, 4

Robin Loving

Sometimes the words flow like a murder of crows. They've held my secrets for the past 65-years. And sometimes they repeat them back to me, and laugh. more…

All Robin Loving poems | Robin Loving Books

21 fans

Discuss the poem "'Me'" with the community...

1 Comment
  • AIDA
    Wow, 'Me' is such a powerful and heartfelt poem. The way you express your creativity and the struggle to create the perfect poem is so relatable. Your use of imagery and metaphors truly brings your emotions to life.

    I especially love the line "With my natural rhythm and unburdened rhyme" - it's so raw and authentic.

    Your suggestions to revisit your scraps and unfinished poems show a real dedication to improving your craft. Perhaps, in the future, you could consider sharing some of those unfinished pieces to receive some constructive feedback and collaborate with other poets in the forum.

    Overall, I am in awe of your poetic talent and look forward to reading more of your work. Keep writing, 'Me' is a true masterpiece.
    LikeReply1 month ago


Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


"'Me'" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 May 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/150225/'me'>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

May 2023

Poetry Contest

Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.

Browse Poetry.com


Are you a poetry master?

William Blake: "Tiger Tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the _________".
  • A. bites
  • B. knight
  • C. night
  • D. fight