Why Can't I Just Be Me?

January 29, 2010
You have a whole new world right in front of you,
Don't mess it up, stay true.
You are finally getting a taste of the real life,
But it all can be destroyed with a hammer or a knife.
All it takes is one little slip and you could easily fall,
What will happen to you then when you try to yell out for help to someone or to even call?
You want so badly to try something beyond you,
To jump out of your skin for once and break a rule or two.
Who said you had to be perfect,
Who said life was all about obeying?
Why does it always have to be about being safe and good,
Why can't I take a leap into the ocean, because you know I would if I could?
It's a life full of decisions and big choices,
"You do this, you do that, OBEY OR DIE,"
It makes me want to scream out "HELP ME!" and cry.
I want to break free,
I want to be me.
But why do I just sit back and take all this heat from you,
Why don't I tell you how I feel and what I want and to be someone new?
What I want to be,
Is something I will never see.
Because life is all about being "smart,"
But what I want is all coming from my heart.
I want to be free,
I want to be me,
I want to see,
Life is hard, but I'm willing to take a risk.

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BrielleM said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm


This is truly incredible. You are an amazing writer.

CaptainFabulous. said...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

ohh i love this one soo soo much

so TRUE and yet still a positive ending!!


mwah luvvv uuuu

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