Thursday, September 30, 2010

Magpie Tale #34-I Am Who I Am

I am who I am,
I am independent;
I don't rely on Uncle Sam,
I am confident.
When I am at work,
I strive to do my best:
I inspire kids to do their homework,
I am at peace when they rest.
I feel extraordinary
4 being pure ordinary.
A light bulb may be fancy to choose,
A candle may be romantic to use.
But I am who I am,
I play my games fair,
And I genuinely care.

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This is a magpie tale hosted by willow.
& Thursday Thinking Tank; equality?

56 comments:

nimaruichi said...

You have made the lamp come alive I loved what it says, and
The qualities it portrays!

umapoems said...
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umapoems said...

Lovely,how small we might be,we want to be like us ...I like to be ME..you like to be YOU..nice

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Jingle Sweetie...
I love a talking lamp, and yours is quite wise.

Thank you for the beautiful share as always you so brighten my morning with words of magic.

Hope you have a beautiful day sweet friend. Please stop by for tea. It is steaming for conversation this morning.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

gautami tripathy said...

So very beautiful...

doomed if I do, doomed if I don't

Berowne said...

A caring lamp; good concept.

Gabriela Abalo said...

I love it!
Brilliant poem :)

loveNlight
Gabi

Someone Is Special said...

Lovely potrayal of lamp.. You are awesome..

--Someone Is Special--

rch said...

Hey jingle, I love how you incorporated both challenges, very nice!

हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

But I am who I am,
I play my games fair,
And I genuinely care.
----Again a nice and lovely poem--.
Best wishes.
Hemant

Book Bird Dog said...

very nice poem, Jingle!

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

lovely soliloquy!

ChrisAu said...

Nice!!

Old Ollie said...

authentic

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a cool and unusual perspective - I love it!

Myrna R. said...

I feel extaordinary
4 being pure ordinary.

Those lines touched me.

joanny said...

Jingle

There is brilliance behind those simple words,

Lovely poem, so tender and playing life fair. We are all called on in life to shine our light and live in integrity or we can chose the alternative.

Cheers,
Joanny

dana said...

I can not believe how inventive your mind is! This was just what I needed to read: a surprise.

croleyc69 said...

Love it !!
Once again AWESOME Job !!!

Caroline

Ellie said...

Great job, I love the way it flowed~

Diane T said...

Like the stream of a river...

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Really Brilliant.

Yvonne.

william said...

very clever ji, was almost real xxx

Carrie Burtt said...

Love this poem, and who you are Jingle! Beautiful! :-)

Lourie said...

Now that is one cool lamp!

Marilyn said...

The lamp is what it is - I like your words.

theimaginativetraveler said...

'I play my games fair and I genuinely care'...these are words to live by. Great poem!

Dasuntoucha said...

...I feel extraordinary
4 being pure ordinary...


...sweet!!!

Bernie said...

This is a great 55, you have shared yourself and I love it.
.....:-) Hugs

♥ Chocolate lover ♥ said...

loved it jingle ^_^

Amiko said...

oh so nice poem... hi, thanks for stopping by and comment. I'm your new follower..^^

Amiko

Alakaline said...

Very forthright, dare me! :)

Sezaaay said...

beautiful (:

Eden said...

What a beautiful poem! Love it.

kashaw said...

What a brilliant way with words you have. Great piece of writing Kx

AmyLK said...

Lovely!

Dom* said...

great statement of Truth from yourself Jingle...wishing that all would be those last two lines in their lives as well..thanks for sharing the poem...enjoy as well and Happy Friday to ya(+)
soulbro*:)xo--{--@

EG Wow said...

It's wonderful that you feel so good about yourself!

Lyn said...

Pure ordinary...love that phrase..
You have such a way with words!!

Kristen Haskell said...

And that Jingle is what makes you extraordinary!!!

Midwest Mommy said...

Great poem!

Helen said...

Nicely done ....

Lu Ann said...

Ah!! such a nice person!

Jim Swindle said...

We are each created for a purpose, and cannot be anyone else. Thanks for celebrating the ordinary.

Reflections said...

Clever take... the living point of view of an inanimate object.

Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

this is extraordinary. sounds just like me. :)

trisha

Angie Muresan said...

The self confidence that comes from being secure in one's own being... Priceless!

Sender D. said...

4 beng pure ordinary. I love that line. You are far from ordinary. Love and Light, Sender

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

shine that light :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

A reat Magpie once again Jingle. Well done!

willow said...

Nice one, Jingle! (it also made me think of Popeye!) ;^)

JC said...

I like this ...

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Jingle,
A lovely poem with a good balance of human qualities.

Best wishes,
Eileen

kathi harris said...

...I am who I am.

No pretenses. I like that.

Judy Roney said...

What a beautiful poem. I love the qualities you mention and wish that for all of us.

Judy Roney said...

What a beautiful poem. I love the qualities you mention and wish that for all of us.