Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Of Who I Am



This is an expression of who I am:
The battlefields of Vietnam;
The mass graves covered with no respect,
The napalm bombs I must reflect.

A cry to God that must be there;
An aching heart that knows I care;
A fear for loss and great despair.
Can you meet me half way there?

Thoughts divulged with pen in hand;
Deliberations etched in sand.
Now it's time to take a stand,
Declare with pride that I am man.

See me now as I reflect.
I contemplate with great respect.
I love this life and all who are in it,
There's no other way for me to to spin it.

We all exist to show God's love
Yet there's so much we're neglectful of.
There are those who thrive on hate;
It's evil deeds they perpetrate.

Yet we must seek to overcome
And thwart the evil deeds we shun.
From one generation to another
Until we start to live as brothers.


Font size:
 

Submitted on August 21, 2014

49 sec read
0 Views

Discuss this Steven Avolio poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    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)

    Citation

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

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Of Who I Am" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 15 Oct. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/80713/of-who-i-am>.

    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!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Who wrote the poem "A Fairy Song"?
    • A. William Blake
    • B. Geoffrey Chaucer
    • C. Emily Dickinson
    • D. William Shakespeare

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »