Who I am

@gberlin (3837)
June 6, 2007 10:25am CST
Well it has been quite a while since I started a new discussion and since I am not out of school and all the students have gone home I find I have time to indulge in one of my hobbies, writing poetry. I may not be a good poet but I like writing poems. Here is one about me! Who I am Gregarious person living right on Razor's edge of blue neon. Egotistical but not a maniac Gargantuan but not a yellow yak. Odd in a different kind of way Reality checks needed once a day. Yet sanely gently like red Kool-aid. If you notice, the first letter of each line when put together, spells my first name. I hope you enjoy this poem and thank you for letting me share this with you. If enough people enjoy this poem I will share more.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
That is GREAT, I am not a poet, at all, although I did very well in English in school and I am a great speller, but still no poetry. But even if I did write a poem, like you did, it would be a very short one since my name is only four letters ... so glad you are done with school and hoping you have a wonderful summer holiday to enjoy anyway you see fit. Take care, my friend!!
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@gberlin (3837)
6 Jun 07
Thank you for your compliment. Sometimes I "force" my government students to write a poem about government. I have them do an acrostic poem with the words United States Congress. Yes I know it makes for a long poem and yet somehow they suffer through it. :) I will have a great summer. I am heading to Montana to see my son!
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• United States
6 Jun 07
That is wonderful, Montana in the summertime, I hope it is not as HOT as it is here in Texas and you don't stay away from myLot too long, since you would be sorely missed!!
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@gberlin (3837)
7 Jun 07
We will be gone a couple of weeks at the beginning of July.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
I do write poetry and I liked yours. Very Creative. I liked the way that you used each letter of your name to start each line. Thanks for sharing it.
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@gberlin (3837)
6 Jun 07
Thank you for the compliment. I found that writing an acrostic poem is an easy way to start a poem if you have writer's block. I have also written down topics for poems I would like to write.
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@Kythe42 (1413)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Nice acrostic poem. That's what that type of poem is called right? I might write one of those myself later.
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@gberlin (3837)
6 Jun 07
Yes, it is called an acrostic poem. I would love to read your acrostic poem.
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@AmbiePam (44591)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I really like the creativity! It's like an unexpected present.
@gberlin (3837)
6 Jun 07
Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I never thought of it as a present.
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Just the cutest little poem Odd and ego are fine All sweetness and light No doubt your divine :D
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@gberlin (3837)
6 Jun 07
Thank you for the compliment and the poem! And to say I am divine, Wow! :D
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Oh darn I called you divine and you didn't even call me by name. I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! LOL!
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@gberlin (3837)
7 Jun 07
Sorry Craftcatcher, I was so mesmerized by the fact that you called me divine that my head was in the clouds and my manners just went out the window. LOL!
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@ElicBxn (59912)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Little one, short one, Easy, but hard. Annoying, affectionate, Human, but alien. There, me. Now you know my name
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@gberlin (3837)
7 Jun 07
Thanks for the poem Leah! I can't believe that you are annoying or alien.
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@ElicBxn (59912)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Oh, I can be annoying. I have a terrible time remembering things, I'll get so focused on some task that if there is something I'm not used to seeing in the way (say a soda can on the pillow case while I'm straightening a bed) I just won't see it. And, my nickname is "The Alien." I kid you not, I have so many food allergies that my friends swear I must be part alien.
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@gberlin (3837)
8 Jun 07
I'm still not buying the annoying part but if you say so ok.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
6 Jun 07
You expose yourself in a very abstract way. The words are selected with razor edge precision. You love community life. You have your own ego but not maniac. Very nice self assertion. Then you gave a hint about your physic, gigantic but not violent. Why did you find yourself odd? What is reality checks. Inspit of the oddness you are sane, pious. You established your craftsman skill by setting the poem to start every line with the letters of your first name in order, Grgory. I appreciate. Comgratulations.
@gberlin (3837)
6 Jun 07
Thank you for your analysis. I find my self odd because I do not fit into anyones mold. I know that I am odd/weird sometimes and I like that. Even my kids think that I am weird sometimes. That is who I am. Reality checks. I check to see if I am real and the things around me are real and that I am not insane or going crazy. It is an abstract type of poem. I have actually started to continue the poem to include my middle and last name. I may post it when I finish it.
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@abroji (3247)
• India
7 Jun 07
Thank you for the comment and the explanations given. Finish that poem and bring it to light through mylot. I eagerly wait to read it. Thank you once again, my friend.
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@guolong (57)
• China
7 Jun 07
I think you live happily.I do not understand your poem,but I think you are happy you will share it with others.I like your character.
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@gberlin (3837)
8 Jun 07
Thank you for your compliment. The poem is just expressing who I am as an individual. You are right I do live happily.
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@sweetsue (759)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Nice one. You know, I can write but I hardly write poem. I think I don't have such skill to do. I've been trying before but I just can't do it hehe.
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@gberlin (3837)
8 Jun 07
Thank you Sweetsue for the compliment. I found that I get better at writing poetry by practicing. I have also read many books on poetry and they give me ideas for poems. Good luck and keep trying.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
7 Jun 07
Great heartfelt poem! I love it truly and please do share more some others poetry you've make. Thanks in advance.
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@gberlin (3837)
7 Jun 07
I am glad that you enjoyed this poem. From the response, I will post more of my poems.
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@beauty_ph (2752)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
GREGORY is the toughest name to start a poem with! Congratulatons for a poem well written and shared. Can you give me a hint how to write a poem as profound as yours? I hope to write one soon too. God bless!
@gberlin (3837)
10 Jun 07
Well I started by writing my name vertically on a sheet of lined paper. Then I thought of different characteristics or attributes about myself that started with each of the different letters in my name, like Gregarious for G. For R I could not think of any characteristic but Razor came to mind because I shave. I also like to put color words in my poems when I think they will fit. The E was easy, Egotistical. I think everyone is a little egotistical and that is why I used that word. The next G, Gargantuan was also easy. I am 6'2" and 295 pounds so I am not a little guy but gargantuan. :) The O was again easy because sometimes I am odd in the things I do or the way I do them. Even my own kids think I am weird or odd sometimes. Again I had another R and I didn't know what to do with it. So since I said I was Odd in the previous line I thought that someone who is odd might need to make reality checks, in other words make sure he was living in the real world. The Y was also difficult but I found that the word Yet would fit in because I wanted people to know that even though I am odd yet I am a sane person. The red Kool-aid was just to add color. The poem makes sense and yet it doesn't. That is what I like about it. I hope this has helped you write some poems. You do not have to use your name if you do not want to. You can use acrostics with other words also besides your name.
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@beauty_ph (2752)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Thank you so much for the hints you gave. Am not very smart in terms of thinking and coming up with words that rythms or that relates to each other. Maybe I will try it, I know somehow I can, these a spirit within telling me I just can do it. Thanks, I'll share one of things days.God bless!
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@gberlin (3837)
11 Jun 07
I bought a paperback rhyming dictionary which helps you find words that rhyme with a word you are using in your poem. I have found it to be extremely helpful. Of, a poem does not have to rhyme.
@sacrg793 (429)
• China
24 Jun 07
well, you did a good job, and i like it. when i was in my junior middle school, i used to write some kind of peotry, but that was when i was too little to write anything, and i thought i was like a poet and just display my poetry in class and some of them just like it and i was proud that i acheived something.
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@gberlin (3837)
14 Jul 07
Thank you for the compliment. You should continue writing poetry. I wrote some poetry in high school but not very much in college. After I got out of college I started writing more. I enjoy it as an outlet and it is good practice for my brain. So, keep writing poetry when the spirit moves you.
@mypigbox (2245)
• China
13 Jun 07
It is a interesting poem.maybe it is better to give some photo of this poem.it will give more attraction.
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@gberlin (3837)
14 Jun 07
Thank you for reading my poem. I don't have a photo for this poem but you may picture the poem in your mind and that will be the photo for this poem.
• United States
10 Jun 07
Great way to describe yourself. I am not one to be so poetic myself.
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@gberlin (3837)
11 Jun 07
I believe that everyone can write a poem once they have been given the skills to do it.