Poem-a-Day Writer’s Digest Challenge #21. Theme: “What you are” or “What you are not”

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I Am, and I Am Not

I am a square,
but yet I’m well-rounded.

I am white,
but I love black humor.

I am even-tempered,
but oddly creative.

My name means “Princess”,
yet I live the life of a pauper.

I am thirty-three,
but I feel twenty-two.

I am always under pressure,
but a diamond I am not.

I am a poetess,
but I speak plainly.

I am an open book,
but I cast not my pearls before swine.

I am a student,
but am not a scholar.

I believe in protecting the innocent,
but punishing the guilty.

I do not paint by the numbers,
but live by the letter.

I was born in the Eighties,
but am sometimes nostalgic for the Fifties.

I am a Virgo,
but my memory escapes me.

I am Sunday’s child,
but am not always good and blithe.

I have the heart of a Christian,
but the mind of a skeptic.

I am a woman,
yet I worship the Savior, who came to us a Man.

I was LDS,
but still I cross my arms when I say grace.

I have a child,
but the child I was still lives within me.

I have a husband,
but he is not my master.

I am who I am,
but who I am not,
is equally me.

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