Poetry

The Three Parts of Me by Mark Tulin- Visual Verse

The Three Parts of Me – Visual Verse
— Read on visualverse.org/submissions/the-three-parts-of-me/

THE THREE PARTS OF ME, by Mark Tulin


I balance my health and sanity
in equal parts,
trying to maintain harmony

With the color orange,
I live in the sunshine,
with a pale blue covering,
a pastel to shade my existence

I'm not sure what holds me up
That is the troubling part
I don't know if I'm buttressed by the past,
my family loyalty,
or some vague idea
that came to me in a previous life,
or a dream

All I know is, I'm maintaining
an equilibrium, some semblance of peace,
however teetering,
the three parts of me
are still in place,
and not yet fallen.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

7 comments on “The Three Parts of Me by Mark Tulin- Visual Verse

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Visual Verse. I enjoyed this very much.

  2. Well written. As a Libra, I can appreciate the finding of true balance.

  3. The force is with you, Mark. 😉

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