PLEASE EXPLAIN?

(This is the first poem I ever wrote, at the tender age of 16yrs old...)
 
I am me,
I am you
but who am I?
 
What is my purpose,
please tell me
am I just surplus?
 
Where do I come from
and where do I go,
why don't I know?
 
Say what you say
but in a strange way
you've said nothing.
 
Is space a void
or the world we miss,
answer me this?
 
Nobody knows,
or nobody goes
and still none return.
 
What is love,
what brings me pain,
please explain?
 
Pay your way
but in a strange way
you've paid nothing.
 
Who are you,
friend or foe,
well you never know.
 
What are these memories,
memories of time
and time has passed.
 
Did you hear it?
Did you feel it?
Did it feel you?
 
See the light of day
but in a strange way
you've seen nothing.
 
What is strength,
they say it comes from within
so is that a sin?
 
Who is stronger,
you or I
and if so, why?
 
Who will take
and then forsake
but who'll take who?
 
What's worth taking,
gold or rust?
Take if you must.
 
Take your life away
and yet in a strange way
you've taken nothing.
 
So hear me this day,
for I really must say,
please explain away.
 



* 
Written by Darren Scanlon, July 1981
Revised by Darren Scanlon, 26th February 2015.
©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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