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By The Rules

I am not quite there yet, someday I may be,
A shining example, of what the world expects of me.

Once in a while I am angry, sometimes I get detached,
Often a little out of sync, but I feel there is a catch.

Every time I try to change, to what you want me to be,
The rules you play by always change,  so for now I will remain me.


Copyright © Stephen Allen

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  1. Date: 5/23/2012 7:54:00 AM
    Half this week has sped by and I have enjoyed reading many poems. Just have to love the diversity of the poets here even in the contests. I am so happy to have been able to read your poetry today Stephen. Have a wonderful day and may you find inspiration to write more along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/23/2012 4:28:00 AM
    He Stephen - stay true to oneself i always say. Great poem - heartfelt.

    Allen Avatar Stephen Allen
    Date: 5/23/2012 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Shaz, you are right, when we hange for others we tend to lose ourselves. -Stephen
  1. Date: 5/22/2012 11:52:00 AM
    Well done, such a lovely flowing poem. Thank you for sharing it!

    Allen Avatar Stephen Allen
    Date: 5/22/2012 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Aimee, I am glad you liked this poem. -Stephen.