This Is Who You Are To Me

By CJ

In my ocean, you are a rainbow fish
Because you have beautiful colors

In my grassy field, you are a flower
Because you smell good

In my galaxy you are a planet with moons
Because you keep our family together

In my heart you are the blood
Because you keep me alive
You are my world

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8 Comments

  1. Jeremy Thomas on October 4, 2018 at 12:21 AM

    This poem is so beautiful! It reminds me of my mom and all that she has done and sacrificed for myself and my family. I especially love the part, “In my galaxy you are a planet with moons/Because you keep our family together.” You really do an amazing job of capturing how beautiful this person is and how much they mean to you.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Crystal on December 6, 2018 at 4:40 PM

    So incredibly vivid! My favorite line is, “In my galaxy you are a planet with moons
    Because you keep our family together.” It’s amazing how someone can be held to such a high regard in our personal lives.

  3. Kayelynn on April 19, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    CJ,

    Such an earnest poem. With every line, you can tell how much this person means to you and how high their place is in your life. I loved your imagery and how your evocative language proudly states how this person brightens up your days. Beautiful writing!

  4. Serena on February 25, 2021 at 1:46 AM

    This poem is so beautiful! I can really feel how much this person means to you and how you really value them. I love the line about the blood and heart.

  5. Emily H on April 16, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Hi Cj, my name is Emily and I attend university in Detroit. I came across this website from one of my classes where we are engaging in community and service. I thought your poem was beautiful. The love you have for your family and specifically this person truly shines through. I loved the wording you used to describe the beauty and greatness of your person. It seems as if they are the glue that holds everything together and I love the connection that you have. My favorite line would be “In the ocean you are a rainbow fish, because you are full of beautiful colors.” I have seen images of rainbow fish before and they are of true beauty. I can tell from this line how highly you think of your person and how wonderful they are. They keep you going and push you to be better. They are the one thing that is keeping you alive right now. For me, I have one of these myself and know how great it feels to have someone there for you. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem.

  6. Emily H on April 30, 2021 at 12:12 AM

    Hi Cj, my name is Emily and I attend college in Detroit. As part of one of my English classes, we are including service and community into it and that is how I came across this website. Right away, I could tell the love you have for the person in your poem. You have a way of words that expresses yourself, but also paints a beautiful picture of this person you love. I love how you compare them to a rainbow fish with all of their colors. I also like how you compare them to the galaxy. I can tell this person is someone that holds the glue together in your family. They are there with you through it all and that is fantastic to read about. I hope that I can share this love with someone in the future and that someone can share it with me. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Katie on May 3, 2021 at 4:08 PM

    CJ,
    I loved your expression of feelings of beauty and love in your poem! Its so great to see that you can write and express yourself and your feelings about someone who may light up your life for the better. I think everyone has one of those people in their lives and I think we can appreciate it and them so much for being that person or thing that can make our whole field or ocean of life beautiful. Those who improve your life and those who are improved by having you in their lives will love this piece. I encourage you to continue writing!

  8. Shawn rigsby on May 12, 2021 at 1:44 AM

    Hi CJ,
    You did an awesome job with this poem. When I read this poem I thought about all the special people in my life that I love and adore. This person you are describing in this poem must be so special to you as well! I love how you say that this person has beautiful colors. When I think of that I think of someone who is not only beautiful on the outside, but someone is so beautiful on the inside. Someone who has a nice, pure heart that shows you all types of love and happiness. This person seems like they bring out the best in you which is the best kind of person. Those people can be very rare and hard to find. Thanks for sharing this with us!
    Shawn

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