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MY CHOICE

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MY CHOICE

Mama said to me
“liL simon, never you be you
Never please you
Please me who made you live
Always walk under my arm
Now be what I want you to be
Be a doctor
And be my son
Be in the laboratory
Be treating hearts
Fix the rotting kidneys
Fix the rotting lungs
Save the dying thousands
And be my son"

But for I said to mama 
"I wanna be me
And please every man
I wanna be a writer
A prophet of justice
A son of the society
Mending morals
Of today and tomorrow
We the sons of today
That way we follow.

Now I wanna be me
I wanna be a writer
A voice of the voiceless
A hero of the silent
A burner of the thousands
A hope of the hopeless
A friend of the abandoned
A voice that never dies
A poet of all times
The breaker of injustice lines
And I will be your son
And a son of every man"

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 11:50:00 AM
    As parents we always want the best for our children but some times we don't want them to grow up! Not giving them a chance to decide on what they would want to be trying to chisel their minds into some profession they would have chosen for themselves. Beautiful poem Simmplissity=Patricia Lewis

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:26:00 AM
    I came across this Simon as I visited the featured page; I must say this is a very good piece indeed your place was well earned.."

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:58:00 PM
    Simon, :-) Congratulations with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent time here on the soup... I know I sure am. * or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA" ((ps...love the red avatar... good one))

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Listen to your soul and you will live a long time,,follow your dreams,,sounds like "being you" is a great human being,,,love debra

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 1:43:00 AM
    Simon, being YOU is good,well written. -oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    ASIIMWE Avatar SIMON ASIIMWE
    Date: 2/2/2012 1:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne, YOU WE GOT TO STAND ON OWN.
  1. Date: 1/31/2012 12:46:00 AM
    Great poem Simon! As I was reading it, it felt like each line was a slide show and I felt a connection to it. I think most people in someway or another have felt this emotion. Well penned, great emotion. Tribulation to triumph.

    ASIIMWE Avatar SIMON ASIIMWE
    Date: 2/2/2012 1:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank Emma, you know we got to be we not what they want us to be.