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Takin' It All With Me

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Below is the poem entitled Takin' It All With Me which was written by poet Dylan Irvin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Takin' It All With Me

Everyone’s tellin’ me to be someone I used to be
And that they see somebody that I don’t see
Everyone wants me to be somebody that I’m not
But I’ve lived under the rain and I’ve learned a lot
Everyone’s tellin’ me to come here and stay there
And I’ve sewn back the pages  just to watch ‘em tear

Everyone’s tellin’ me I need to do this and I need to do that
And her old man says, “come here boy, we need to have a chat”
Everyone’s tellin’ me I need to grow up and be a man
But I’m too busy trying to figure out who I am
Everyone keeps pullin’ me in different directions
But I’m too far gone to adhere to their corrections
Everyone wants me to be somebody that I’m not
Well the bullet has left, the gun's already been shot

Everyone’s tellin’ me that I need to get my life on track
But I keep movin’ right along and I don’t look back
Maybe they need to see what I’m workin’ to be
Maybe they need to start tryin’ to be me
If I wasted my time trying to be their man
I’d be wasting the person that I really am

Everybody wants to be somebody they’re not
Arguing about what they need and what they’ve got
Everyone’s tellin’ me I gotta’ play and I gotta’ win
But I’ve torn out the pages just to sew ‘em back again
I’ve seen the high and I’ve lived the low
And I’m takin’ it all with me when I go

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 9:21:00 AM
    Amazing and so inspiring:)

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 11:13:00 AM
    "If I wasted my time trying to be their man I'd be wasting the person that I really am"-- WOW! That line alone says it all. I have been in this position plenty of times, as I am sure many people have and I loved that you emphasized on how significant it is to be YOURSELF! If people don't like it, well, they are missing out... because from what I have learned through your words- if they are from real experience- you are an amazing person! Great write, Dylan. :)

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    Date: 3/23/2013 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey thanks! I appreciate that. i'm very glad that you liked it. It is very important to be yourself in my opinion. It feels like too many people conform to society these days! Thanks again Anne. I'm glad you have been enjoying my work and I've been enjoying yours as well. :)