If There Were More Than One of Me (original poem & video)

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If there were more than one of me
I’d shave my head and grow my beard
I’d be a Doctor of Theology

In great coat of myth, impermeable to ridicule
I’d raise my voice and sing
hymns to the Unknown God

Another me would come undone voluptuously
submit to possessions, deliriously
mate with night in vicious delight

I would be, in a word, unspeakable
indulge an appetite artistically criminal
gloriously indifferent to utter: ruin!

Yet another me would take to stage
part animal, part angel in improbable outfit
strike ecstatic pose and fuse with masses

Or perhaps, at last, renounce words and self
occupy an eye, to better see
in silent awe, peripherally

But, there is only this ambitious pen, and playpen
fencing a mass of miscarriages
trembling from time in unquiet blood

And I, with reluctant fidelity, am guardian
looking over the restless, violent lot
for fear of fratricide.

© Yahia Lababidi




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Very deep. The character wishes to indulge more in a life he sees less conservative than he finds himself

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I'm glad you enjoyed this and wish you best of luck with your own many lives: doctor, writer, singer, etc.. :)

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Lol...Thanks😉

Hope book sales if going well

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Much appreciated. Thanks, book is coming along, nicely, just posted about it :P

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@yahialababidi

I thank you, for choosing my community, as a place to share your wonderful content. Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis... I am forever behind on giving thanks. But I certainly hope you know you have it. I look forward to seeing more of your positive energy and content.

!LUV @tipu curate !WINE

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I'm grateful, @wesphilbin, for your warm encouragement and will do my best to post more often in your community. As much as possible, may you be free of suffering, brother, and I hope this finds your heart at ease. Thanks, again, for the reminder to give thanks for the countless daily blessings 🙏🌟


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Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
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it's a very beautiful poem

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Thank you, friend, may your heart be filled with Light 🌟

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I'm comfortable with darkness sir. haha 😁😁

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That's what you say, brother... But, we are creatures of Light and slip into darkness when there is suffering and confusion. May your heart be at ease and your burdens lifted 🙏

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thank you for your prayers sir. I believe that human nature is light. but the world shrouds it in darkness

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