Becoming You (video poem)

My video poem, “Becoming You,” is dedicated to young adults just starting their adult journey. If that person is you, best wishes on your life path: may you become all that you aspire to be. ✨ Note: My list of what “you may become” is long, but not exhaustive. Well, maybe a bit exhaustive. πŸ˜… Although my poem is not intended to be a list of every possible profession, I would like to acknowledge those working in the medical field and first responders: two professions not directly referenced in my poem but deserving of stand-alone recognition. πŸ™πŸ»

Thank you for visiting and listening. Be well. πŸ’— Michele

Find more of my photos, micropoetry, and reels on Instagram ~ @mlsefton

Β© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

69 thoughts on “Becoming You (video poem)

  1. For you my friend, an ovation for your narration of this splendid and aspirational poem! βœπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ‘ In addition to your words and natural beauty, I also find your voice delightful ~ thank you for sharing, Michele ~ have a great weekend! 🌞🌹

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    1. A generous and thoughtful comment, Phil. Thank you very much. πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Reading this poem and pairing it with photos, gave it new life and meaning for me. ✨ I appreciate your time and support. πŸ™πŸ»Thank you! Same to you! πŸŒ„

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  2. Oh what a beautiful poem and you did a marvelous job on your video Michele. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ¦‹πŸ€© What a bright start to the morning and what an encouragement not only for young adults but a thought-provoking continuum for us grown folks! Love it girlfriend! πŸ’–

    Have an awesome weekend my dancing queen! Becoming YOU!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

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    1. Thank you, Kym. πŸ’– Like my “Sunrise Forthcoming” video poem, creating a presentation for this one gave it added meaning and gave me a new appreciation for the sentiment in the poem. Thank you, yes, young or grown, (most) humans are always learning, growing, and becoming. ✨ I will make time to dance. Always! πŸ™πŸ»I know you will do the same. Have a wonderful weekend, lovely writer. πŸŒžπŸŒ„πŸ’

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      1. And to you my lyrical friend and Dancing Queen, πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽ΅ continue to inspire us as you do. PLUS, girlfriend you KNOW I am going to get my dancing on. Actually, I have already begun for the day. Helps to burn a few calories! LOL πŸ˜œπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

        You too have a FANtabulous weekend my dear! 🌺🌞🍹 Hugs and smooches!!! πŸ€—πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

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  3. Poetpas

    Oh my dear friend…No let me start again…I enjoyed this. It’s very interesting and on point. It offers a lot of thoughtful freedom that only leads to promising things, especially to those who have yet to embark on this interesting path called life.

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  4. It is impossible to speak of every profession in a poem, so I love the way your poem does not try too hard to encompass every road a person might follow! There is room to breathe and branch out onto the paths and streets our inner compasses guide us down. πŸ™‚

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    1. What a wonderful understanding of the intention of my poem. Some specifics and some generality in those lists. It was a free flow of thoughts for each set of lists. I don’t usually write lists in poetry, or other writing to that extent. It was an interesting writing activity. Thank you kindly, writer Jaya. 🌻

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    1. I feel and appreciate your enthusiasm, Aaysid. I am thrilled to receive your feedback. Reading this poem aloud gave me a new awareness about and appreciation for this poem. Words best delivered from the mouth of a wise woman. πŸ€”πŸ˜† Thank you so much for the visit. πŸ’

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  5. This lovely poem stirs so many emotions, and is so elegantly crafted and delivered. It speaks to me of the knowedge that everything we need is within us, and awaits our choice to express our unique gifts. I love this poem, Michele. πŸ’

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    1. A powerful theme you have highlighted. “everything we need is within us” A lesson that can take a lifetime to learn. Maybe the younger generation is more aware of this truth. So many directions one can go in life. An interesting journey, for each of us. One simple, choice can alter our course. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and further developing one of the themes. I value your feedback. πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒŸ

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      1. I completely agree, it can take a lifetime to learn this lesson. I hope the younger generations are more aware; and, indeed, choice is powerful. You’re most welcome. It’s always my pleasure. Happy Saturday, Michele. πŸ™πŸ€

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  6. It’s a stunning poem, Michele, and so beautifully presented here. The lines about ‘impostor syndrome’ ring true for me, as I definitely have days like this: when I question all of my achievements. Just beautiful, from start to finish!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ingrid, for your sharing your thoughts about my poem, including what stood out to you. It is gratifying to learn about personal connections made to my writing. πŸ™πŸ» Regarding your prolific writing… enjoy all that you have created – your readers do! πŸ’– It has been a delight following your writing journey… with more to come! 🌠

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  7. This is such beautifully and finely crafted poem Michele. It is not merely a list of professions but a deeply thoughtful layering of wisdom and truths about indvidual Becoming – you validate so many versions of that, that may not fall under a profession but are still of so much value in the fabric of our existence.

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  8. I loved the idea of video poem and you have brought fresh blogging experience to us, Michele! It’s wonderful to hear your gentle voice and read your wise words as I resonated with those linesπŸ’• Thanks for sharing!πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸ’—

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  9. “a non voter then you might complain…. NEVER”! love that!
    πŸ’–
    Wonderful poem Michele we all know well as we move through our day and trust our process of living life. Lots of wonderful words for us to aspire to and become in our legacy of love.
    Wel. done!πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you very much, kind Cindy, for viewing my post and for leaving your valued feedback. I am grateful. πŸ™πŸ» Trusting the process is golden and a mindset that makes all the difference. A concept I did not understand when I was a youngin. Now I know, but I still have to remind myself of this when I am in the thick of it. πŸ™‚ Leaving behind a Legacy of Love is a beautiful thought. πŸ’– I don’t think it gets better than that. 😊 Cheers! πŸ₯‚ Enjoy your weekend!

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      1. you’re so welcome Michele. It’s always my pleasure. I’ve just been a little backlogged at the moment. It soooo is crucial and your words were perfect for everyone young and old. We all need reminders. Glad you like those thoughts and love and happy weekending to you too! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒˆ

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