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Being me

Being Me

You know, I fought it all my life
This thing called being me
It’s caused me consternation
It’s caused me misery
Cause me I didn’t feel like others
And they could see it too
My thoughts did not agree with them
In what they’d say and do.

And so I spent a lot of years
Just trying to adjust
To all those expectations
Folks telling me I must
Be like him, or be like her
Yet never be myself
And so they stole away my soul
And took away my wealth.

But now I’m getting older
I’m changing quite a bit
I’m back to being who I am
But I’m more sure of it
Cause being me is who I am
So I’ll be me, won’t give a damn
For what fool, folk be bound to say
I’m me, unique, and that’s okay!!!

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  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:04:00 AM
    Great write Peter and always stay true to yourself. Uniqueness is one of the greatest gifts. Happy new year to you my friend.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/1/2014 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mustapha for your kind comments. They are very much appreciated, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 1:09:00 AM
    Peter, the happiest new year to you and your family! Thanks for your recent visit and encouraging comments..glad I checked this one cuz it reminds me of butterflies, the metamorphosis thing. It's told in the old yellow book called Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus. Let me know if ya know the book. Thanks always for expressing yourself thru your pieces. It paves the way for all of us @ soup. Again, HAPPY POETRYSOUP YEAR!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/1/2014 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Wendy, If you go to the first piece I sent to Soup, called 'Butterfly Rise' you might enjoy it, It is a song about the Metamorphosis.t has always been my special favourite, and I made it into a lovely song. No I have not read that book, But I will look it up. I appreciate your comments, my friend. Once again I wish you a very happy and healthy new year...Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 7:27:00 PM
    You should never change who you are, Peter. It is more important for people to be happy, than being miserable by trying to please others. I really like the positive message in this poem, and I can relate to it. So well done!...Thank you for your kind comments, as always. And, I hope that you have a Happy New Year!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/1/2014 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly. I wish I had realized this when I was a tormented child. But my life is very sweet these days. I always appreciate your comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Happy New Year my friend [yes I've been the purple lady for quite awhile now LOL] Light & Love

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/1/2014 5:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie, it is always good to hear from a unique person. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Hi Peter, Awesome write..Happy New year my friend.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/1/2014 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ken, your comments are always appreciated. You have a happy and a healthy new year, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 2:26:00 PM
    Amen Peter!! God made you....you , and I kinda like that guy! Your poem, Being Me, knocked my hat off! Your pen is razor sharp. Your friend,,, chuck

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Chuck. it's out new years day today. I wish you all the best for your new year...Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 1:44:00 PM
    I'm okay with who you are Peter, awesome and wonderful in every way. Wishing you the best 2014...........SKAT

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat on this brand new years day, You have a wonderful and healthy new year...Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 10:46:00 AM
    i, for one (and i'm sure i'm in the majority) am so happy that you are exactly who you are and i love the way you've expressed your feelings about it in this amazing poem. bravo! wishing you and vera a very happy and healthy new year...........ilene

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Ilene, and I wish you all the best on this new years day, Hope it is a fabulous year for you and yours
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 10:16:00 AM
    We certainly do like the real you Peter. And enjoy your perspective so much. Thank you for all you kind and encouraging remarks. Best to you and your family this New Year and always.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Vincent. I hope you have a fantastic year in 2014. Thank you for giving me all the encouragement with your kind comments over the months...Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 9:01:00 AM
    my friend you have just written about my life, when people ran I walked when they walked I ran...the path I took was my own...Liked this poem

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Then you must be a bloody good bloke Frederic, I love to be with people that are always themselves, I hate BS...All the best for the new year, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 6:54:00 AM
    Lovely expressions on self-introspection, Duggan and Best wishes for the New Year,

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Doc, you have a wonderful new year, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 6:31:00 AM
    Sometimes people want us to be like someone else, but we can only be who we are, Your second stanza said it best... great write Peter...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Joseph on this brand new years day. I wish you all the best for 2014....Peter
  1. Date: 12/31/2013 5:09:00 AM
    You are an awesome spiritual being of magnificent worth as person..Truly loved of God..Yes, expectations get us sometimes..Enjoyed reading your work about a well chosen topic..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Sara. I really appreciate all your wonderful comments over the past few months. I hope you have a wonderful 2014, my friend and that your health picks up for you.....peter
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 11:32:00 PM
    This is a beautiful reflection of the special person you are and an example for others still searching to find themselves. Bravo!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Connie for the lovely things you said....You have a fantastic new year, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 12/30/2013 11:09:00 PM
    I can't begin to tell you how much this resonates with me. I know what it's like to have people trying to change you. It took me quite some time to figure out that you can't make everybody happy. If people can't except you for who you are then they don't deserve to be apart of your life. Sorry, I know this is super long, lol. Nice poem ~Tranquil Bleu

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/31/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much TB, it is so nice to know that there are other complete individuals in this world, we surely do need more of them. There are far too many sheep around. You have a wonderful new year, my friend...peter