Who Am I?

Who am I?

Am I a woman?

Am I a mother?

Am I a thinker?

Am I a writer or a photographer?

Am I what I do?

No one asks anything of a tree, and yet they are a tree. No one asks anything of the sun, and yet, it is the sun.

Are we our relationships?

Are we our accomplishments?

Are we our feelings?

Even asking the question, begs for a static, one or two-word answer.

Why do I have to be one thing or even three?

I’m as complicated as the ocean, and as simple as a puppy.

I’m as fluid as oxygen and as solid as old oak.

I’m as weak as a blade of grass and as strong as mother’s love.

I am warmth of a summer day and the cool breeze that brings relief.

I am destruction of an earthquake and the majesty of sunrise.

I am many and one at the same time.

If you strip away my conditioning and my culture, who am I?

I am the flame of a candle.

The beacon of a lighthouse.

Lighting the way.

Follow it.

Follow it until you find yourself.


About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a very spirited 15 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. Our most recent adventure has me homeschooling my teenager.
This entry was posted in inspiration, Poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. jamivee says:


  2. janonlife says:

    Wonderful. I felt utterly expanded just reading your words.
    When – 8 years ago – I turned my back on being all the things I had been (wife, teacher, homeowner etc.) I had a huge existential crisis; what WAS I now? That was when I finally found myself. Mind you, the search and discovery is eternal, of course…. 🙂

  3. CHILLS!! I absolutely LOVE how you answered what I have long considered the most difficult question ever.
    What are you?

    • Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. Reading your writing the other day totally inspired me. I often times write very matter of fact and in there here and now. But I love to enter the realm where words float and play and their meanings flip, flop, and fly. Your words always hold a certain beauty and fluidity, and touch the heart, while often making the reader nod and giggle because we’ve been there and done that.

  4. I like this, especially at the beginning of a new year. I’ve been trying to take time each week to consider and prioritize all my different roles.

  5. candidkay says:

    You’ve got me thinking and I ended with–I am pure Source energy:). Part of the Divine. Not a bad place to end!

  6. Pinkspen says:

    Wow!!!! Great post… such beautiful words!!!! Thank you for sharing. Please check out my blog and some of my posts, i would love your feedback

Share your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s