Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to I am a part

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Thank you for submitting your poem for consideration for Featured Poem of the Month.  I particularly liked the concept "I am a part of a part…"  There is something very provocative about that line, something that compels us to think of ourselves as part of something bigger than ourselves.  Thank you for sharing you poem with me, Susan</p>


Original Post by kingtralum

I am a part

<p>I am a part of me,</p>
<p>Not lost and still free.</p>
<p>Roaming the land of man,</p>
<p>Living the life that I didn't plan.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am a part of a tune,</p>
<p>In a desert full of dunes.</p>
<p>Dragging the notes little higher,</p>
<p>I sing praises like a liar.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am a part of a road,</p>
<p>One that I could afford. </p>
<p>Stumbling through the way,</p>
<p>Going at times astray.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am a part of the world,</p>
<p>Which has shrunk and curled.</p>
<p>I have no choice left,</p>
<p>But how can I go bereft? </p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am a part of an exclamation,</p>
<p>Of anger and frustration.</p>
<p>I continue to go,</p>
<p>Against the wind I blow.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am a part of a miracle,</p>
<p>Between chains and shackles.</p>
<p>They weight me down,</p>
<p>I get myself together with a frown.</p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am a part of despair,</p>
<p>In a world beyond repair.</p>
<p>I don't stop trying my luck,</p>
<p>Hoping a treasure one day I'll struck. </p>
<p> </p>
<p>I am a part of the freedom,</p>
<p>In a monarch's kingdom.</p>
<p>Fragile I may be,</p>
<p>But I work somehow, you see.</p>
<p><span style="font-size: 1.4em;"> </span></p>
<p>I am a part of a part,</p>
<p>Which has been teared yet apart.</p>
<p>I am tiny in your eyes,</p>
<p>But I can still dream of skies. </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>