My Biography

Flipping through the pages of my biography,
I noticed there were a few discrepancies.
I never fell in Love
I don’t live with an “Us”…
Since when was I content
with not having enough?

The writer wrote in ink—
staining my memories and violating everything.
Who was the writer?
Did I hire a liar?!
Maybe I should’ve gone with
someone with more desire.

After years of waiting,
I have to start all over from the beginning.
Each year births a new me,
concepts change—constantly.
I guess it’s time to rewrite
my biography.

  11 comments for “My Biography

  1. Lia
    January 12, 2020 at 9:18 am

    I can so relate to this. We change, but what we write about ourselves is static. “The writer wrote in ink— / staining my memories and violating everything.” Love the way you write it.

    I wonder…. should we maybe never look back, just keep moving forward? That’s sort of what I ended up doing, at least compared to the way I *used* to be, which was constantly “rewriting” the past (i.e. the same few pages/pieces/bios, over and over). But now I’ve got a mess all over the internet, lol.

    Anyway, great poem, Anthony. :))

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    • Lia
      January 12, 2020 at 9:19 am

      John!!!! John. 😂

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      • January 12, 2020 at 9:22 am

        🤣 You’re good! My first name is John-Anthony…I’ll still answer 😁

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      • Lia
        January 12, 2020 at 9:24 am

        Omg. You are so kind. I’m dying right now. 😂I remember seeing Antony’s comments on the pancake poem and I guess you brothers-in-poetry were momentarily fused in my mind. In a friendly way. Lol. Okay I’ll stop trying to yank my foot out now. 😆

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      • January 12, 2020 at 9:27 am

        🤣🤣🤣 I find that humor is the best thing when it’s unintentional!

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      • Lia
        January 12, 2020 at 9:30 am

        Yep. Always in my case, anyway, dang it. 🤣🙊🤣🙊🤣🤷🏼‍♀️

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    • January 12, 2020 at 9:21 am

      We can’t help but look back on things…the only problem we face is what we see in front of us.

      I’m really glad this struck a chord 😌 Writing it was really difficult

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      • Lia
        January 12, 2020 at 9:26 am

        That is really cool to hear, that bit of process. And wise words too. Succinct and true. 😊

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  2. December 1, 2019 at 9:44 am

    You are a man of integrity, and your biography demonstrates this! Keep doing the right things for the right reasons!

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  3. December 1, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Loved it! So insightful.
    “I guess it’s time to rewrite
    my biography.” ♥️👍

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