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I am committed to me, at last!
focus on me, lose the rest of the cast,
I won't sit here quiet and mumble about,
if I hit on some passion, it's ok to shout,
no more of this fear of me taking up space,
if I need some room, I'll get right in your face,
this need to be smaller than I really am
has stunted my growth from a boy to a man,
I'm tired of crying alone by myself,
I'm tired of re-reading the books on my shelf,
there's more of life out there, it's there to be had,
I will go out and get it, if stopped I'll get mad;
getting mad! what a concept! being brought up polite
has turned anger in soulward which isn't alright
I will be 6 feet tall, my height given by birth,
no shorter, no smaller, no less in my worth,
I am me, dammit, people! It's time to come out!
the things that I offer you know nothing about,
my mind, once it's open, will change this wide world,
so behold this new banner that has just been unfurled!
© 2014 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Thursday, January 30, 2014. It's about being okay with being me, about not trying to be smaller than I am, but taking up just as much space as I need.
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