Daily Metamorphosis


I construct and reconstruct myself every day.
I create, recreate, and sometimes I destroy.
I constantly evolve, I creatively expand,
I unconsciously transform, and I consciously rebuild.
As I breathe, walk, sleep, dream, imagine, love, caress,
I undergo both reversible and irreversible changes.
Sometimes I feel empty, numb, and gullible.
Other times I feel complete, alive, and careful.
Whatever the case, I am what I make of myself
as I write, edit and play Act II of my life.
Right now I am kind of stuck;
it could be due to writer’s block,
but this too shall pass.
I am a work in progress like the expanding universe;
even when I succumb to death, my spirit never ceases;
I become a distant star, or something else.
I am the temple of the Infinite,
an imperfect host of the Perfect.

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24 thoughts on “Daily Metamorphosis

  1. Yes, yes, yes! The marvelous effects of self-change.
    A “work in progress” and “an imperfect host of the Perfect” – I love your choice of diction, these words meld so perfectly.
    If we could all adopt the persona explicited in this poem, I think the world would be a happier place.

  2. Very nice! If we didn’t create, reconstruct and evolve we’d never grow. I think we have to grow and react to our ever changing world and events that happen to us. Otherwise we’d lose out on so many things.
    One of the difficult parts of relationships is when partners grow, evolve and change at different times. It can cause rifts or cracks in the relationship if the other partner cannot accept or deal with what is happening. This is a time when good communication is necessary.

    I like this especially: “Whatever the case, I am what I make of myself
    as I write, edit and play Act II of my life.” Bravo….agreed! What You make of Yourself. Not what someone else wants you to be.

    What writer’s block? πŸ˜‰ I didn’t see one! An awesome poem as usual!

  3. What are you doing in my head? This poem is so true. It will speak to so many people. We do change daily in ways that we don’t even realize. Yet, others we do. I love it because the thought of change whispers so much freedom to me.

    What literally jumped out to me is this line, “this too shall pass”. Sometimes I do take life too seriously. When I remember that whatever am going through whether good or bad will come to pass. It makes me surrender to the one who allows my existence. And I just go with the flow.

    This has to be my most favorite poem that you written so far. Wonderful way to start my day. Thanks πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you Veeh! πŸ™‚ “When I remember that whatever am going through whether good or bad will come to pass, it makes me surrender to the one who allows my existence. And I just go with the flow.” I heart this! πŸ˜€

  4. yo man!

    i think i remember reading somewhere on your blog somebody saying that writer’s block is a myth. so, what gives?

    and, one be residing in bahir dar, going to addis abeba for holidays. the other two are the ones πŸ™‚ that be living abroad. i hope this clears stuff up, or not.

    1. haha ya man, but i was just using it as a metaphor in this poem πŸ˜‰

      … Bahir Dar? nice πŸ™‚ any link with the Uni? Two of my good friends were students there. πŸ™‚ I thought geterew was the one inside the country lol … my bad.

      Thank you for stopping by, appreciated as usual! πŸ˜€

  5. my god! that music!
    it speaks to the soul. so much depth and meaning in those notes …. in search of something…
    i am guessing the mood for your prose comes from that music!!!!?????

    nicely written πŸ™‚ … I that’s the state of all of our minds!!!
    I certainly believe that those who “write” write because of that …
    it’s construction and reconstruction of the self … what we try to get or try to reach is so elusive …. just too elusive …

    1. yes the music is brilliant, mon amie! πŸ™‚ I actually discovered the song after the scribbling lol and I felt that the two were perfect matches.

      Yea life itself is too elusive! πŸ˜€

      Thank you for the lovely comment!

  6. Wow … love it!

    “even when I succumb to death, my spirit never ceases;
    I become a distant star, or something else.
    I am the temple of the Infinite,
    an imperfect host of the Perfect.”

    Nice!

  7. Change is inevitable for all of us as time goes on no matter how old we are. I really enjoyed this as I think every single person can identify with this. Loved it!

  8. Ever growing – ever changing – ever becoming ….!!!
    I hear music and I want to dance. I felt like doing a belly dance to this music.
    It is sexy and sensual. I think I will play it again and do so. I love it.
    Gracias …
    Isadora

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