Disclaimer: I do not own the Phantom of the Opera or any associated material, characters, etc., etc.

This is a poem I wrote for a poetry notebook Accelerated English. It is a specified exercise where "I am the one who..." must be written ten times. My theme in my poetry notebook was The Phantom of the Opera, and all poems were from Erik's point of view. Please enjoy. Reviews are appreciated.


"I am the one..."

I am the one whom my mother didn't love.

I am the one whose first gift was a mask.

I am the one who ran away from home.

I am the one who joined a band of gypsies.

I am the one who entertained the Shah of Persia.

I am the one whose face is disfigured.

I am the one who lives under the Paris Opera House.

I am the one whom Christine called "Angel of Music."

I am the one whom Christine betrayed.

I am the one whom they call the Phantom of the Opera.