By The Rules

Written by: Stephen Allen


I am not quite there yet, someday I may be,
A shining example, of what the world expects of me.

Once in a while I am angry, sometimes I get detached,
Often a little out of sync, but I feel there is a catch.

Every time I try to change, to what you want me to be,
The rules you play by always change,  so for now I will remain me.

(Stoic)