Tale Weaver’s Prompt #36 “Sea of Otherwordly Stars”


I’m all I have.

I look around

And there I am.

I’ve learnt to get along with myself

The I’m not talking

The tantrums with oneself

Is a bit over indulgent.

I have found another side to me

One who is not always nice

A contrast to my usual

Happy, compliant self.

It means I can discuss life’s issues

Which at times seem monumental.

Our favourite game is what came first

The chicken or the egg.

He says the chicken I say the egg.

We go back and forth for hours

Then call it a day

Well satisfied


Our interactions fruitful

Despite his ridicule

His lack of faith in me.

Most often we agree to disagree

And look forward to tomorrow.

I stood on the rise and looked out today

The vastness before me


How is it that I am all there is

Me and a billion insects?

So there you are then

I say to myself


I have a handle on me,

For if I don’t who will?

Written for: http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/tale-weavers-prompt-36-sea-of-otherwordly-stars/

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13 Responses to Tale Weaver’s Prompt #36 “Sea of Otherwordly Stars”

  1. Who will indeed? It takes courage to face yourself with curiosity and gentleness each day. Heaven only knows how many me’s are in here lol

  2. Well true – you yourself and I. I think at times we should talk to ourselves more often, at least we would get the right answers. 😀

  3. its great to find oneself and diffrent parts of oneself and chose which ones we use the most 🙂 x

  4. mandy says:

    This sheds light on the multiple me’s. I know I’m a pretty good person but there’s another me in there that wants to beat me up a lot! Lol! (I’m starting to fight back though 🙂

  5. Lyn says:

    It can be a fine balancing act. Thinking at times that we are “the cat’s whiskers” and really knowing our place in the world where we can show gentleness, self-control and compassion. Great poem of deep thoughts, Michael.

  6. Pat says:

    Stunningly interesting – I love the way you have used self-conversations and battles to convey your thoughts. There is a gentleness to this piece – a delightful contemplation that is soothing. Great job Michael 😀

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