I’d Rather Just Be Me

I’d Rather Just Be Me

I have no claim to fame

Nor riches untold

While everyone’s going a la monde

I’m going a la mode 

I’d much rather just be me

To follow the crowd was much too loud

So I sighed and relented

Checked all of my senses

And just tagged along 

They seemed to be off-key

Off to somewheres else

While I only wanted to be me

They seemed to be having so much fun

So I played the great pretender

Sighed and relented

And just hung around

But what about me?

But then I got to thinking 

I couldn’t dance that dance

I couldn’t be Neil, Mick, or Orbison

So I tore off the adhesive 

It only hurt for a short while 

I had to take chances

I just wanted to be me

I searched for sweet words to come my way

That would keep me from stumbling and going astray

To share my fears and my strife 

And making me care to get on with my life

Now I belong just to me and I’m happy with that.

November 11 2023

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Comments (4)

  • Naomi

    Well, I’ve always said it’s hard to be anyone but me! We have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else. The person in the mirror should be where the caring and loving starts. As the years go by, I realize more and more how important it is to be ourselves and set the example for those who come after us. Thank you Drake, for leading the way!

  • Carol

    Your poem is very well written and so true. We should all remember these lessons.

  • Sandy G.

    Food for the soul.....God is good!!

  • Alyssa McCombie

    This is pretty deep...love this

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