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Question: Here is a day in the sun poem!. Would you please comment!?

Who do you see!?
By Jonni F!.

Who do you see,
when you look at me!?
Do you see the child,
I used to be!?

Smiling and bright eyed,
heart full of trust,
I'm afraid that child
has turned to dust!.

Issues and drama,
I've paid that price,
but changing my past!?
I'd have to think twice!.

What do you see,
when you look at me!?
Do you see the life,
laid out for me!?

Daughter and mother,
sister, saint,
I lived that life
with no complaint!.

I changed my mind,
don't want to play!.
Couldn't live my life that way!.

So who do you see,
when you look at me!?
Do you see the woman,
I've chose to be!?

Follow new rules,
for this half of my life,
learn to accept
stress, struggle and strife!.

I put on this face
for all to see!.
I like what I see,
when I look at me!.

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
You leave the 3 line stanza exactly as it is! The very fact it is differrent is what makes it a great line when it is saying you chose to live by your rules!

As Bacon said, "There is no beauty that hath not some strangeness in it's proportion!."

I like this a lot!.

I like the poem a great deal, I only had one small gripe and it was these lines

I changed my mind,
don't want to play!.
Couldn't live my life that way!.

All the others stanzas were 4 lines, so when I came to this three line part it threw me off!.


I changed my mind
dont want to play
I couldn't live
my life that way

Maybe something like that would work, just a thoughtWww@QuestionHome@Com

So now you have form, rhyme and even punctuation!. You're also cutting down on useless and powerless words!. A for effort!.

Now, let's talk about "imagery!." For example: "turned to dust" is an image usually used for death ("dust to dust," etc!.)!. You use that well, showing the reader that the child within has died!. Then you show the child resurrected as a woman!. This is what poetry should do!.

Oh, and by the way, not all stanzas in a poem need to be of equal length!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I love your poem!. It testifies to many of our own personal struggles as a child, a young adult and then coming into our own when we become adults!. Like the other Yahoo responder, I, too, was thrown by the three-line stanza "I've changed my mind, don't want to play!.!.!.how about!.!.!.

I've changed my mind
Don't want to play
I've decided that
I couldn't live my life that way!.!.!.!.!.!.

It's a greatttttttt poem!.!.!.very powerful!.


you're getting better all the time!.
why is stanza 6 only 3 lines when all the rest are 4!?
also in stanza 7, I think what you wanted to say is "I've chosen to be"
Your subject on self discovery is excellent and shows a lot of introspective thought!. Keep up the good work!Www@QuestionHome@Com

awesome, i love it!. it's very real, passionate, and inspiring!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Awesome, really it is well put together!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I love to write poety myself!. I think you could publish this poem!. I too think you need 4 lines!. Very good!!!!!! Don't stop!Www@QuestionHome@Com

I think it's great!. I hope the day comes for me when I like what I see when I look at myself!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Oooh!.!.!.I liked this, really identified with it!.
Made that decision myself at 45!.!.!.
really liked it too for a long while
but now at 58, not so sure anymore
if I still like what I see!.

You go girl!


I see a woman who is at peace with herself!.Well written!.I can relate!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Bravo! Perfect and a great answer to your question!.

one typo
I've chose to be!? <-- chosen

Write more!

Its good!!!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well said with a nice flow!. My compliments!.Www@QuestionHome@Com