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What I Want to Be

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What I Want to Be

Should I become a brain surgeon
saving lives with skillful hands
maybe conduct an orchestra
on a podium I’ll stand

Pilot of a fighter jet
protecting our native land
Admiral of a navy fleet
the top guy who’s in command

I could become a professor
teaching those seeking to learn
Perhaps a great politician
solving issues of concern

For any of these to happen
I’ll have to let go of me
“When I let go of what I am
I become what I might be” 


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  1. Date: 6/18/2013 3:53:00 PM
    clever poetry Charles like this...

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:11:00 PM
    A thought provoking concept, Charles. Great rhythm and rhyme! Love, Kim