I Am Who I Am

March 28, 2011
By JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears


What are you saying? I can’t be not me!
Really, truly, there’s no one else I can be

I can change my clothes or even my name
But don’t you see? I’ll always be the same

You can tell other what to do, that’s fine
But honestly, I don’t need to fit your design

I’ll always love music- silly’s the best
Even if it’s “uncool”, I’ll still ace my tests

I always love to sing as loud as I can
I suppose, when I’m famous, you’ll just be a fan

I’ll get those electric blue streaks if I want
And I’m a vegetarian- go ahead and taunt

Who gets ahead- the miniskirts or the brains?
That’s what I thought- now I’m not so lame

Really, I can’t help it, I am who I am
Think about it- I’m not one you can scam

I’m a dreamer at heart, I’ll be what I decide
Sorry, your dream of ruining my life just died


The author's comments:
Hmm...I put it under discrimination. Discrimination against vegetarians? Does that count?

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AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 9 2012 at 1:09 pm
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 608 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

This isn't my favorite thing you've done, but not because it isn't good. The tone just seems to be a little overly cheerful. If you wanted it to sound "peppy" this is perfect, but if that's not what you were going for, maybe trying a more complicated rhyme scheme would help. It is very good though - the only actual flaw is the typo - "other" should be "others".

on Jan. 29 2012 at 4:43 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Thanks so much!! Although you already did in the forums...

on Jan. 29 2012 at 4:40 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

Thank you! (: I will check out your piece right now!

on Jan. 29 2012 at 3:54 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Hey if you don't mind, could you please comment on my Art of the Muses page please?

on Jan. 29 2012 at 3:47 pm
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1401 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

So cool~ I actually think that this is a good start for song lyrics. The poem is straight to the point---no matter what you will always be you! I especially like the last two lines~ Great poem!

on Dec. 8 2011 at 7:23 am
Meaghan_Elise BRONZE, Franklin, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything..

This is absolutel amazing!(: I LOVE IT!<3 If it's alright with you, can I post the link to this on my Facebook?(: I really like it, and more people should read it

on Jul. 7 2011 at 3:18 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

I'm actually a very sarcastic person, which surprises some people because I'm usually really sweet to everyone! Anyway, thank you for all the comments! (:

austenite GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2011 at 2:23 pm
austenite GOLD, River Falls, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
...one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love....I love...I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. -Mr. Darcy

I love this! It's the ultimate "You can't change who I am" poem - it's wonderfully written. Almost has a sarcastic edge to it - which is awesome!

on Jun. 21 2011 at 8:13 am
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

Thank you! (: Feedback is greatly appreciated!

CarolynQ GOLD said...
on Jun. 17 2011 at 6:40 pm
CarolynQ GOLD, Manalapan, New Jersey
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Unique as you are. And you're absolutely right you never need to fit someone else's design... that was my abs. fav line btw. haha perfect.

on Jun. 4 2011 at 2:36 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
6 articles 0 photos 379 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See, we don't really care who you are;
Everyone is capable of looking up and wishing on a star.
So catch it, so contagious, this day-dreamer's disease,
And hope can be your sword, slaying darkness with belief."

"Sanctuary"- Paradise Fears

Thank you! Aw, you always leave such sweet comments! Thanks for taking the time and looking at ALL of my work! I really appreciate it.

on Jun. 3 2011 at 10:04 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

I absolutely love the way you write. You have a way of saying so much in just a few stanzas. Great job!

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on May. 27 2011 at 4:39 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 388 comments
I really liked this poem and it had a strong message. Good job!




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