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I Want To Be

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I Want To Be

I want to write to be inspirational.
I want to write so others won’t fear to be confrontational. 
I want you to read my works and say “Damn that was motivational!”
I want to be the one you seek after for guidance and truth.
I want you to grow confidence that is through the roof.
I want my words to brighten someone’s day,
I want my thoughts to drive one in a powerful way.
Is that bad of me to say?
Is it wrong I want to change a life?
Is it a crime I want to pull one away from strife?
Why can’t I pine after such a mission?
Because you and everyone else settle hurt and change by submission?
I want to change rather than conform.
How shall I accomplish this?
What works for you may not work for me.
I’ll just speak on what the world needs to see.
Men crying,
Girls objectifying,
Teens denying the need to conform,
Women waiting for marriage til a baby is born.
Men using fists rather than guns so mothers don’t have to mourn.
Young love, not young and drugged.
Respect for ourselves as women.
Men don’t just disrespect with their hands, but as well with their eyes.
And yet you want pants tight around your thighs.
If you put as much effort into school as you do looking cute, you would thrive.
Use your mind to maximize.
You wanted to be treated as an equal but you’re too busy finding ways to complain.
If you continue to let your success be compromised,
There’s no room to optimize.
I may not know you, but I know what you can do.
I know there’s nothing you can’t construe, 
Nothing except for you. 
You can be bigger than Ghandi, Oprah, or Muhammad Ali,
But what I find touching is up to me.
So I suppose I fail to influence and move,
Then again,
Isn’t that up to you?

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  1. Date: 3/3/2012 3:32:00 PM
    this is a inspirational piece, for peace. job well done soldier, at ease =)

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 3/5/2012 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you marlon, i really appreciate it :)
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 6:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Taylor. Love, Carol

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 2/22/2012 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That means so much to me! :) thank you
  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:00:00 PM
    I appreciate this on a few levels. First, for the willingness to put your private thoughts out in the cybersphere. Second, that you are writing with good insight into yourself. Like Debbie, I too agree this might do well with fewer personal pronouns. And that said, I like it! - Chuck

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 2/22/2012 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Will do chuck! Thank you so much :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2012 2:21:00 PM
    Such a good topic [just for yourself for an exercise try writing the same content & topic without using all the ..I's] Are you related to my minister friend Ed? Light & Love

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 2/21/2012 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the advice Debbie! i don't believe so, sorry. Taylor
  1. Date: 2/20/2012 12:18:00 AM
    Taylor, A very inspirational write. i enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing it and Congrats on having your work featured by Poetry Soup this week..........S.Ronthorpe

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 2/21/2012 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much samual! :)
  1. Date: 2/1/2012 2:19:00 PM
    Great couplets that give forth some good advice..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for the kind review of my work...Sara

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 2/14/2012 8:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading it! :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2012 5:24:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Taylor. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 1/31/2012 5:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, i appreciate the welcome and the advice! :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2012 5:06:00 AM
    Captivating! Welcome to PetrySoup, Taylor! Keep the words flowing! would love to hear more from you thru your poems!

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 1/31/2012 5:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! Keep an eye out for me! :)
  1. Date: 1/31/2012 2:35:00 AM
    Taylor,wery well written poem !!!- oxox Anne-Lise

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 1/31/2012 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh thank you anne !
  1. Date: 1/30/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Great poem. I loved reading it and it is the truth. This is an inspirational poem for anyone who reads it.

    Thompson Avatar Taylor Thompson
    Date: 1/31/2012 5:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate it, thank you!