What do you want from me
Leslie Nii Tete
What do you want from me?
A good name?
Like a name that inspires awe?
Like a name that inspires loyalty?
Like a name that inspires reverence?
Or a good name?
Of the average Joe?
Of a fit-the-box leader?
Of the little fence-sitting man?
Well, I don’t want it
Take it for yourself
I don’t want to be dulled?
To be liked by all
I don’t want to be enslaved to mediocrity
To be nobody at all
I can properly standout,
With a small offence to the average mind
With a minor sin that the newly adept appalls
With crime committed mostly in private by most
But judged harshly when seen in public by some hypocrites,
I can properly standout and be greater
With that which the majority can’t do
Not caring so much the consequences to the ego
I might incur when I fail
Choosing to do very well what all others do normally,
I’ll be remembered by many
Because those who are envious of me
Will remain obsessed with my courage
Talk about me for attention
But I will be remembered
But a good name? I don’t want it.