Treasure Island

john mc cudden


Who Am I


i ask the question who am i
i ask the question why am i
the answer is within i am told
answer when your young and bold

i look deep inside
to the things i try to hide
the answers i still cant find
as i look in my troubled mind

as a boy i had joy
my troubles seemed so far away
and i could have answerd these questions any day

but as i grow the things i know
only add to my confusion
the answers i give just part of an illusion

so here i sit contemplating
the answers in my mind still cant find the answers
its like the blind leading the blind

as i get old and not as bold
the answers i still cant find
they say youth is wasted on the young
but then knwolage must be wasted on the old

remember the young man who answerd with pride
remember the answers are deep inside
the answers you give today
the ones the old man takes to his grave
so answer honest answer true
so answer today or take them with you

Submitted: Saturday, January 17, 2009
Edited: Sunday, February 15, 2009

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  • Jim Norausky (2/11/2009 11:19:00 AM)

    John, This is a nice introspection on the 'meaning of life' question. We are all kindred spirits on this one! Well done. Jim (Report) Reply

  • User Deleted (1/30/2009 1:32:00 PM)

    The answer is really within...this is the wisest poem I have read, keep up the good work..10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (1/29/2009 2:05:00 PM)

    I LOVE this poem John.It is written from your heart.EVERYBODY is searching for answers in life and YOU have found the solution - the answers are all INSIDE. Age is all in the mind John, you are as young as you feel (in Kerry, they say a man is as old as the woman he feels! ! ! ! !) .I know people of 20 who are going on 75 and people of 80 going on 25.Your Spirit knows Who You Are John, all the roads you have been down, all the life times you have had. I think you are a VERY old and a VERY wish Spirit in a modern body.I have given your lovely poem a well deserved 10. (Report) Reply

  • Sue Sie (1/18/2009 5:15:00 PM)

    You are what you make yourself...life gets so much more
    complicated a s we get older....thanks for sharing this poem (Report) Reply

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