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Why Can't I Just Be Me?

January 29, 2010
By Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"the greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return." -MOULIN ROUGE (song lyrics)

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.

The author's comments:
"The pursuit of HAPPINESS"???? Yeah right, can someone please let me know when that's true??

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on Jul. 21 2010 at 5:09 pm
JustAnotherOwl SILVER, Unknown, New York
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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


This is truly incredible. You are an amazing writer.

on Apr. 7 2010 at 2:54 pm
CaptainFabulous. GOLD, Union, Missouri
11 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:

"When life hands you lemons,make BEEF STEW!"
-Andy Milanokis?(sp)

ohh i love this one soo soo much

so TRUE and yet still a positive ending!!


mwah luvvv uuuu