Thursday, April 05, 2018

100% Authentically ME!

Just be who you want to be, not what others want to see.  ~Unknown

100% Authentically ME!

I am me. Perfect just
the way I am. I will not be
someone who
changes the way I look at the world because of what you
say or do. I want
always be
the one who tells the truth, not
without a smile, but also not just repeating what
say. I want
to be authentic, to
show you all the truths I see.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2018


  1. Mary Lee, your poetry always makes me pause in awe and wonder. From message, to word selection, to the way my eyes glide across the poem, I'm always inspired. I'm really watching you work with a shovel poem and before this month is over I'm going to bravely give one a try.

    Spot on again. Kudos.

  2. Again, I'm blown away by the gift you are giving these children and their families. Do they run to your blog as soon as they get up every morning, like I do. I especially love the last line of this one.

  3. Speaking in first person is the truest voice for this one, Mary Lee. Lovely expansion of that 'authentic' quote.

  4. How do you approach the writing, Mary Lee? Do you list the words down the right hand side of the page, or, do you start by writing a paragraph and make sure you use all the words and then divide into lines. The form really has me flummoxed.

    1. Process post tomorrow, Diane, but I didn't address your question, so I'll go add an answer!!

  5. Authenticity is key. :)


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