The real me


If you want to know the real me, the true essence of my being, read my words.  I live in a world of people.  I engage with people every day of my life and I present a mere part of myself but, if you want to know me to the core of my vitality, read the words that I have written.  Those words are me.  Those idioms and poems somehow define me by using words I could never use on a daily basis.  Those phrases and ideas bring more of me to the surface than simply seeing me in three dimension.   Those words are my truth.

I connect with people emotionally and physically but, on a much deeper level, I spiritually connect with words.  Their subtle nuances paralyze me.  Their deep meanings leave scars that carve a map of my journey.  Their richness fills me and leaves me satiated.  I could be poor in monetary means the rest of my days but I will be rich if I still have words.

I am a slave to my passion, a victim of the alphabet that forms phrases in my mind.  Words wake me from slumber and force themselves into my conscious thought.  They wrap around me, enlivening me with their embrace.  They saturate the white noise in my brain.

Words will always bring the real me to the surface.

7 thoughts on “The real me

  1. Hi There

    I just wanted to drop by and say that your writing is exceptional. You have an exquisite turn of phrase and I know I am going to enjoy reading your blog.

    On a far lighter note I also love your nom de plume “Polysyllabic” just makes me laugh. I do this not to mock but it reminds me of a time many years ago when I was wrongly arrested and charged for allegedly not paying a hotel bill. At the time I was brought to heal by a thuggish security guard. When I had my day in court I was asked to describe his responses. I replied “I’m not sure he understood what was going on. All he seemed capable of doing was reiterating the manager’s points in monosyllabic grunts.” I have colleagues who laugh uproariously at my response to this question still.

    That anecdote is a little self aggrandizing I know but when I saw your blog name I could not help but recall it.

    Have a great day


    • I will enjoy following your blog just as much for many reasons.

      My blog name is a tribute to my best friend who passed several years ago. She used to tell me she and her father would pass the time pontificating on polysyllabic profundities. And thus, my blog was born.

      I will look forward to your posts.

  2. Hello –

    I am in education. One of the many things I teach is writing. A program I love to use is an online one that incorporates the 6 traits of writing for students. I actually teach them to use multi-syllabic words as it helps them get higher scores, so I adore your pseudonym. Kudos.
    You have been very kind. It’s been a pleasure.

    ~ Darling

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