One's consciousness of one's own being or identity; the ego: “For some of us, the self's natural doubts are given in mesmerizing amplification by way of critics' negative assessments of our writing” (Joyce Carol Oates).
Written From Self
Writing out our thoughts per se
In such a very public and revealing way
Gives 'The Self' expression, to some extent
And gives one the chance to represent
Thoughts, feelings, longings and or fears
To the readers reaction of contempt or cheers
Writing at times from the depth of our being
So much of self our readers seeing
We expose by choice and through our creativity
The thoughts we harbor which then, open up our vulnerability
As we declare in written word our thoughts and personal theories thus
They may be received with fervour and flurry or then again, silent hush
Because the garden of the mind flows free
And what we write is from what we see
Observe, encounter, mirror, or learn
The reader is left with the right to discern.
Was this a good reflection of the writers self
Or was this just copied from somewhere else.