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I Don't Need To Be

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I Don't Need To Be

I don’t need to be a farmer 
To know life is hard work and sacrifice
I don’t need to be Gandhi 
To know peace is the only way 
I don’t need to Martin Luther King Jr. 
To have a dream of unity 
I don’t need to be a samurai 
To know that honor is expressed daily
By meeting ones responsibilities 
With determination and care 
I don’t need to be Mother Teresa 
To Know it is our responsibility to lift up others
I don’t need to be Jesus 
To Know right from wrong 
And always do the right thing 
I don’t need to be Buddha 
To know one should always strive 
To be logical and emotionally sound 
I don’t need to be the devil 
To know the weakness of men 
I don’t need to be the Anti-Christ 
To see our future 

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  1. Date: 5/26/2015 5:41:00 PM
    to bad you are

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 11:46:00 AM

  1. Date: 8/24/2010 12:24:00 AM
    I don't need to be awake to, know this is just a dream..xoxo,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/19/2010 8:44:00 PM
    This I love [ I don't need to be, ] I love the concept of the whole poem my sweet even your outrageous thoughts at the end...xoxoxooxoxo... if only if only. !!!!!! Love ya babes:-) p.d.