I Am a Paradox

I am a good old-fashioned girl.

I knit, bake, sew, and crochet.

My habits may seem backwards,

But life is much simpler that way.

 

I am

Modern.

I take

Pride

In the way

My fingers

Fly

On the keyboard

And how

In-the-know

I am

About

New scientific

Discoveries.

 

I am gentle: sweet and loving.

My voice and touch are soft.

I care for children and the sick

And soothe the hurt and lost.

 

I am

Tough.

I will never

Give up

Or

Back down.

I can push

Myself

To the

Limit.

I am

An athlete

And I will

Win.

 

I am humble and unassuming.

You won’t hear me brag.

I don’t think I’m better than anyone else,

And I’m quite content to go last.

 

I am

Confident.

I know

I can do

Anything

If I set

My mind to it.

I don’t doubt

That I can

Do well

At anything.

Just give me

A shot

And you’ll see.

 

I am quiet, always listening.

I watch with a quiet smile.

Your opinions and thoughts intrigue me,

So I may not speak for a while.

 

I am

A leader.

I will

Take control

And direct

So that

Things get

Accomplished.

I am

Not afraid

To speak to

Hundreds

About what

Really matters.

 

I am sensitive with a tender heart.

Your pain is always mine.

I love deeply, so my heart will bleed

For all who face troubled times.

 

I am

Stoic.

I can

Look at

The world

And see

Its darkest places

And I will never

Despair.

While others

Lament,

I will say,

“Let’s go.

Time to fix this.”

 

I am an artist with a sense of whimsy.

The world is a poem, a song.

I like to think in an abstract way

And daydream all day long.

 

I am

Practical.

I don’t

Do things for

No reason.

I like

Logical

Solutions.

I am

Calculating

In all

Decisions.

Stats and facts

Are my friends.

 

I am a child at heart.

I enjoy the little things.

I’m content in all situations,

Just hearing the birds that sing.

 

I am

Ambitious.

I am

Never content

To stay

Stagnant.

I am

Always

Reaching higher,

Achieving

More.

I will

Take on

The world.

 

I am an intellectual;

I like to sit and ponder.

I study all the subjects;

Among the shelves, I love to wander.

 

I am

Action-oriented.

I don't want

To sit

And think

About

Things

That need

Doing.

I want

To go out

And do them.

I want

Results.

 

I am a simple girl of faith.

I accept things like a child.

I obey the Lord unquestioningly

With love unassuming and mild.

 

I am

A person

Of reason.

I pursue

Philosophy,

Science,

History,

And

Logic

To confirm

What I

Believe

To be

True.

 

I am a paradox,

A mix

Of

Contradictions.

Some might say I’m impossible,

But

I’d say

I’m just

Human.

This poem is about: 
Me

Comments

Alyssa R

Thank you! I greatly appreciate your kind words.

Clari02

I love this. Thank you.

Alyssa R

Thank you. :)

AllieBillman

I love your poem! Great work!

claireeallen

I relate to this so much. Thank you for sharing!

loveandnofear73

Love this poem! So creative, deep, and I can totally relate!

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