I Am Life

Duality and duplicity are my feet For I am life man's greatest prize or demise!

I Am Life

I am the young the beautiful and the defiant

I challenge you for change

I lay dreams before you like charms

Only to watch you run or take charge.

I kindle your heart with hope

Like the flames I fan to gage or cage

Your soul to take up arms

Or lament chance like youth

that’s lost its charms.

I am the end and the beginning

the triumphant

And the feat

Duality and duplicity are my feet

For I am life man’s greatest prize or demise!


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Pasithea Chan

Pasithea Chan

Pasithea is a budding Lebanese Filipino impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy and psychology.

Given her legal background having worked as legal and risk management consultant in MENA and the far east; she also writes legal and academic articles.

Her creative writing has been read on several podcasts and radios and was featured in several magazines and anthologies including: Envision Arts, Rigorous, Fevers of the Mind, Osprey's Empire, Voices of the Real and Suicide.

Having written 2500+ poems and more than 12 short stories; Pasithea writes in various styles but prefers pieces that have double meanings to allow a reader to delve deeper into her works.

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  1. I think the poem used metaphorical phrases to express her concept of self.
    I thin this article depicts the ideal self for as we can observe in the poem she wanted to challenge herself for change. She wanted to be the self that others will appreciate and the phrases above describes what are the characteristics of her ideal self.

    ——- ACT186

    The analogy that was used by the author is the metaphor. ‘Life is unfair’, our word of mouth when we feel we’re losing or was not contented about the results. We people tend to be so impatient and will easily give up when life gets harder. Sometimes it results to suicide if it is not well-managed or cured. The poem was written in… The life was presented in a real self because it talks about the reality of life. Life as presented, is the giver of dreams, the challenger, the motivator. If we would do notice it, this could be more of an ideal self since based on our point of view, life was just there to make us suffer but little did we know that life brings us the betterment version of ourselves. That it exist because it has purpose. And the purpose is us. We live not just for the expectations of others but the reality of who we are. Life would always bring us either of these two things: One is to let us win and Two is to let us learn. One is to let us win: Life is not a matter of competition but a matter of survival. We do not live to eat but we eat to live. We are eating because we want to live same as we are fighting to survive and to live longer. Life could let us win if we in our self would have the heart to declare winnings. Life would never let us lose but would teach us something. We may have not always experiencing winning but it always teaches us. Things happen in life have many reasons and we just have to believe that things will get better. These two are things we should remember in life. These two are helping us to eliminate the thought of suicide and will help us to feel better to avoid depression.

  3. The author used metaphorical phrases and it shows ideal self. She talked about dreams, hope, triumph and being the best prize of life.

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