I Was Me

I, looking back at Me
with green suspicion, said,
“If what will be tomorrow
presently leaves the tongue and touches the ear,
will a younger fist split a longer-lived lip?”

A sharp nod from Me.

“As it should be,” I said,
moving forward without looking back,
letting Me live
and grow into who I am
to be.    

No Words Needed, by Magic Love Crow
Stacy paints pure magic.

39 comments:

  1. I love a riddle in a puzzle. And yes, a sharp nod is answer enough. No words needed, indeed. My younger self would be pop-eyed in amazement at what became of her. I might even be able to get in a quick bitch-slap first, and run away before she balls up her bony fist.

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    1. I'm glad to say that my younger self is not the only one with tendency for violence, lol!

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  2. Yes! We would punch our future selves right in the schozzola, not yet understanding that even the "bad" stuff makes us who we are. I love how you put this together.

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    1. I knew I was growing old (and wiser) the day I understood that baring teeth and kicking butts might be an option, but not always the best one. And that every now and then, we need to take a step back and wait to see they why of the thing... So yes, I agree with your assessment. ;-)

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  3. We are all created or molded by what we experience. Great composition.

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    1. ...and every bend and crack contributes to the final shape.

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  4. Love the sharp bite of this, and the centered surety.

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    1. I think my younger self just smiled at the word "bite"... while my older self sighs and wonders, "How long until that girl knows that 'surety' is so much better."

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  5. Instead of a punch, I believe my older self would get a look of baffled disappointment, which in the end, would be vastly more devastating. I just keep reminding myself that I am still shiny, just in a different way. Love your words! <3

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    1. I'm sure your older self will understand that the younger self's disappointment is only there because she is yet to live all the details. ;-)

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  6. Hmm id definitely punch my older self... Wonderful Magaly.., really queer imagining my younger me punching me...

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  7. You have a wonderful way with words, and a brilliant mind.
    Of course, that's why you're an author.

    This made me wonder what my younger self might say to me if we were to meet.

    I think a punch would definitely have been the order of the day!

    This is perfect :)

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    1. Maybe you should write a letter to your younger self and see what she says. ;-)

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  8. Excellent! Love the question, love the answer, love the lines and words of your poem.

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    1. Your comment just made me think of something I hadn't noticed before: I and Me might seem quite different, but they are still able to communicate with words. I like that!

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  9. Some times no words are needed, but these words you've put to poem are wisely read.

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  10. I so love this, and love the knowing that your path is just right for you.

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    1. ...one step at a time without peeking. ;-)

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  11. Thought-provoking, Magaly...I love the meeting of these two yous...wise outcome. :)

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    1. It was quite enjoyable to write, too. ;-)

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  12. I love this Magaly ;o)
    "No Words Needed" ;o) Thank you ;o)
    Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. I love the colors of that painting. And the title you gave it? Perfect!

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  13. Yes, let me grow to who I'm meant to be. Love it.

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  14. Self knowledge and allowing one to grow into who they are meant to be doesn't come easy when we fight it...great wisdom in this

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    1. And goodness! How we fight when we're young!

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  15. Perhaps we would be a surprise to our younger self.

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    1. Indeed. I think most of us would be... in good, bad and even really strange ways.

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  16. Very thought provoking, as usual with you, my very unusual and unique friend ~ Eddie :)

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    1. That's because I'm naturally weird. ;-D

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  17. Ah My original comment did show after all . . .

    Until just now my previous comment seems to have gone to a parallel universe!!
    Blogger is playing up these days.

    You seem to have mastered time as well as words.
    Always a great read ~ Eddie :)

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    1. Maybe Blogger is playing games out of this world. We'll never know. ;-)

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  18. Wonderful little 'dialogue'' .... you do have a way!!!

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    1. Glad you like it, Helen. ;-)

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  19. I'm having trouble putting words together to express how this makes me feel but what I can say is thank you. And wow...not adequate but all I've got.

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    1. Knowing it speaks to you tells me more than any words can say. We should be glad our young selves took chances, methinks; and happy (and proud) our older selves understand just how important living through chances was... even the mistakes... especially the mistakes. ♥

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  20. this was really quite beautiful...allowing you to move, to live, inside of you. :)

    stacy lynn mar
    http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/

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