Mark I. Kirkmeyer

WHO AM I?

IWVPA Club Recognition of Outstanding Non-War Related Writing: November 30, 2005
Awarded: November 30, 2005
I am the son…
… of a father, who doesn’t love himself
… of a mother, who discovered love late

I am the grandson…
… of a grandfather, who founded churches
… of a grandmother, who spoke in tongues

I am the descendant…
… of kings, prophets, templars, and saints
… of slaves, heretics, brigands, and sinners

I am the child…
… trying to impress his father
… seeking solitude at the top of a tree

I am the vanguard…
… protecting a nation
… calling for reform

I am the angel…
… of death, sweeping into wreak havoc
… of life, pulling a boy out of a wrecked car

I am the student…
… fidgeting in the corner to much energy
… leading the class, explaining what the teacher can’t.

I am he who…
… walks in the darkness
… seeks the light

I am the one…
… who asks, “Why?”
… given the answer I seek

Who am I?
… too much to label
… too little to be recognized.

Who am I?
Just me.
For if you ask, I can’t explain.