Who Am I?

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Who am I?

From whence do I come?

What am I? What heritage am I from?

Who am I?

Who am I?

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I know not

Of the mother who bore me

This my lot

To have unknown hist'ry

I know not

I know not

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'Tis myst'ry

Of my ancestors before

This sadly

I know, yet I yearn for more

'Tis myst'ry

'Tis myst'ry

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Who were they?

Of what character and trade?

What were they?

Of what blood? Human? Elfin? Other? I can't say

Who were they?

Who were they?

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This I long

Knowledge of those I'm from

This my song

Of those from whom I come

This I long

This I long

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Yet does it matter?

I have nothing else

Does hist'ry matter?

Have I to lean on something else?

Does it matter?

Does it matter?

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Is this pride?

All empty and hallow

A dream's lie?

Futile to follow?

Is this pride?

Is this pride?

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I have nothing

But the skills of my hand

To make something

Orphan boy that I am

I have nothing

I have nothing

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Yet I am blessed

With the sound of my voice

To be blessed

With gift of musical noise

I am blessed

I am blessed

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Still I long

To know my unknown past

This I long

To know and find my family at last

Still I long

Still I long

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Who am I?

A lonely orphan lad

What am I?

A traveling minstrel sad

Who am I?

Who am I?

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Who am I?

From whence do I come?

What am I?

What heritage am I from?

Who am I?

Who am I?

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Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I?


Author's Note:

A story within a story, a song within a song.

I wrote this in the same kind of spirit that I write my story snippets in, that is, not knowing anything but that which I write. What happened next? What happened before? And the five Ws and one H: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? I only know what it says, nothing more. Yet someday, I might use these as the spring board for further stories, or I might expand upon what I have, and make it a full story itself. That being said, I would like to know everyone's comments and CC. Thanks for reading this.