The Man I Am

When I awake, can I face myself in the mirror
Will I remember the man I used to be
Can I transcend all the events that made me who I am today
Can I forget all of the pain, the agony, and the misery
Will tomorrow breed a brand new thought inside my withering mind
And will I see it if it befalls my eyes

And when I look into that mirror
Will I like who looks back at me
Should I take pride in the life I’ve lead
Be proud of everything I’ve done
Will I forge a better friendship
With the man I truly want to be
Or will I fall to bear false witness
In the plagues of things I’ve seen

Can I rise above my own ashes
Like a phoenix blazing in flames
Is it possible to forget all the things
That always got in my way
If I take a moment to remember
To delve into my own nostalgic soul
Then will my own mind inspire me
To change, to love, to hope, and to grow

I spent a series of moments today
To remember what brought me to where I am
I thought about all of my failures and mistakes
And realized that I learned how to live from each of them
I can write a thousand songs, or a poem for every thought in my head
But when I lay my head back down, will I be proud of what I’ve said

I will wake up every day, and think of the ways I can change myself
To make me a better man, through actions and deeds that inspire
I may be just one single person, but I hope to set this world on fire
I hope to find one day, someone to stand with me in this world
To love my thoughts, share my hopes, and feed my every desire
I may write a lot about love, loss, heartache, and pain
But every random word I write is a testament to who I am
And I share them all right here on this page
In hopes that I can fuel the power in each mind
To create, and to hope, and to fight, and to shine

As long as I have verse in my hearts
As long as I can continue to write
I will share all my thoughts and emotions right here
So that each of you can be a part of my life
I may never meet a lot of you
But that doesn’t change that one day I wish to
You all inspire such passion in me and my words
So I share what you give every chance that I get
And I hope you continue to share a little bit of yourselves with me
Because without you I wouldn’t know the poet I hold deep inside
And I feel like I’m blessed that you have all let me into your lives

So next time I gaze into the mirror at me
I will not ignore any of the writing on the wall
I will be proud of the man I have become
So far from where I fell from my course
The man that I am, and the man that I was
And the stories I have in my heart

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SSmoothie's picture

The anwwer is yes you can!

The anwwer is yes you can! Great  aria bravo! Hugds

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

RoC's picture

To which part

I asked a fair amount of questions :p

"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr

KindredSpirit's picture

You live to Rock

And you just rolled.


RoC's picture

Much appreciated KS

Glad you enjoyed my introspective rhymes.

"Music is a universal language and needs not be translated. With it, soul speaks to soul" - Songsterr