© 2010 - 2011 WENDY J ALLEN
Searching, seeking I have come
Who will help me find the way?
Is it I or is it me?
Will I come or will I go?
Am I sentence or a sum?
Plain truth is that I am me
That this is me can be no lie
On and upward I will go
Back to Him from whom I've come.
Wendy J Allen, 2014
The poem contains much that is hidden - hidden meanings, hidden rhymes and subtle changes. It moves forward with an inexorable gait - a slow, seeking, searching plod.
The first couplet indicates that the speaker is on a journey, having 'come' from somewhere, and the second tells us what s/he is seeking. Is this an actual or metaphorical journey? You must judge as the poem proceeds.
The question, 'Is it I or is ot me?' has an interesting construction for students of grammar. Grammatically, 'I' is the subject, the person acting, whereas 'me' is an object pronoun, signifying someone being acted upon. The confusion implied in the question is reflected in the hidden nature of the rhyme in this couplet.
'Am I sentence or a sum?' Is this a grammar versus mathematics query or does 'sentence' have other connotations, punishment perhaps? Is this a phrase that speaks of consequences, good and bad or is it a discourse on the penal system, or just an observation attempting to make sense of life?
The second stanza might suggest a possible solution to the riddle, although it also poses yet more questions, just like life itself!
Fee-fi-fo-fum, I think this is a bit of fun. I hope you enjoy it!