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Allow Me to Be Myself

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Below is the poem entitled Allow Me to Be Myself which was written by poet Nii-Ayi Solomon. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Allow Me to Be Myself

Why must I have a make-up of a fool?
Leaving me with horrors of my past
The past that mirror a fractured heart
And a sinking dream
Driving me to a hollow of absent-mindedness 

Why must I feast with a toothless ghost?
When its life has vanished into nothingness 
With no hope for today
And maybe tomorrow
But filled with regrets of yesterday

Why must I sit in the council of bamboozles?
And allow them to fill me with nonsense
Teaching me how to live for today
With no plan for tomorrow
Burying tomorrow in the grave 
They call ‘it will take care of itself’

Why must I give my love to someone? 
Who does not appreciate beautiful things?
Locking my happiness in the cells of a union
That will not see the day light.

Why must believe an idea 
Even if it does not dish out my needs
Only praying it works one day
Trusting the gods will perform magic

Why must I be pressured to marry?
When I have not found my missing rib
All in the name of pleasing society 
Putting out of my mind, they will be absent
When its problems start slapping me in the face

Why must I pretend to be happy? 
When I know my heart has a deep cut
And I cannot beam with smiles
Knowing well that my sensitivity 
Has been locked up in cells of my recent past
And my feelings are no more animate

Why must I pretend to be some else?
Why must I pretend to be you? 
When you know I cannot be you
Why must I make you happy?
When you know making you happy 
Makes me sad
Allow me to find the light 
That penetrates all darkness
Because all I want to be is the best me.

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  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:28:00 AM
    A pleasure to sit and read poetry this morning. We are getting snow from the Hurricane and the cold northern air coming down from Canada here is Piqua, Ohio this morning. I am glad your excellent poem was one that I came across to read. I hope you are having a good day and if you are in the mist of this weather that you are safe and remain safe Nii-Ayi. Love, Carol

    Solomon Avatar Nii-Ayi Solomon
    Date: 10/30/2012 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Carol, am happy you had the opportunity to read my poem.Well...its so unfortunate the weather is so bad at your end but here in Ghana, the weather is very hot. Just drove through a heavy traffic to my office after a long meeting down town.
  1. Date: 10/29/2012 3:06:00 PM
    I know. You stole some of my own thoughts check out a poem I actually just posted called "me and the mirror".

    Solomon Avatar Nii-Ayi Solomon
    Date: 10/30/2012 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have read your poem Ayesha and its a little funny but i enjoyed it