i will be I

February 23, 2013 at 10:20 am (literature, philosophy, Poems, poetry, politics, Shropshire, sociology) (, , , , , )

I last performed a hearty hub

to background sounds of a country pub,

those noisy vets, yet how I roared,

my stance so solid and assured.

My voice was neither fast or shy,

for two whole hours i was truly I.


But where were you that dauntless night?

Hunkered low in pain or fright?

Holed up in trouble, clothed in fear?

The mirror twists and you appear.


And so we two performed as one,

for loathing will not silence song,

beaten low  – as silver snakes,

thrown – soaring birds, or what it takes.


Work with me in meditation,

hear my voice in contemplation;

we’ll rise and leap and crest and fly,

til you are You and i am I.


  1. nobodysreadingme said,


  2. atothewr said,

    Great poem – nice rhythm.

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Thanks. It’s been a full week – not much time to write poetry – just this one evening which lit a candle. Enjoyed visiting your writing too x

      • atothewr said,

        Thanks for stopping by and thanks for reading.

  3. unfetteredbs said,

    Like Duncan said, FAB. Always love reading your words

  4. julespaige said,

    So many roles we can play – it’s nice if we could be our whole selves without playing any games.

  5. john said,

    “til you are You and i am I” Beautiful! All poems should end so pitch perfect!

  6. metonymy4u said,

    i wanted to say, “yeats would be proud of you…”
    but perhaps it’s the other way around….

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Thank you for your kind comments. A good solid start to the day – may even put pen to paper 🙂

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