POEM: I am the Best

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I want to be that kid

I want to do what he did

I want the girl of my dreams

I want to show what love means

But nothing happens for me

Days go by before I see

The only one that makes things change is me


I’m the best

Put me to the test

Put me to the test

I am the best


I want to see the whole globe

Before bombs deploy and explode

I want the highs without the lows

I want to host my own shows

But nothing in life comes for free

Days go by before I see

The only one that makes things happen is me


I’m the best

Put me to the test

Put me to the test

I am the best


I don’t want to lose

I don’t want to confuse

I don’t want to hate

I don’t want to be late

But nothing happens for me

Weeks go by before I see

The only one that makes me suffer is me


I’m not the best

Put me to the test

Put me to the test

I am not the best


I don’t want to miss my chance

I don’t want a last dance

I don’t want to concede

I don’t want what I need

But nothing in life comes for free

Weeks go by before I see

The only one that is killing me is me


I’m not the best

Put me to the test

Put me to the test

I am not the best


By Richard Craig

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Daniel J. Neumann 6 years ago from Harrisburg, Pa

Richard Craig,

I like the lyrical quality to your work. I can hear your rhythm, so your meter is great.

As for the content, you raise an interesting contradiction by affirming “I am the best,” yet “nothing happens for me.” I interpret this as arrogance accompanied (as it so often does) by low self-esteem. Most people become great by self-criticizing, and so what once created magic dents the ego—until the mind constructs an illusion of superiority to calm the anxiety of the truth.

I look forward to reading more of your work. I love reading fellow poets my age.

Thanks for sharing,

Dan


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camlo 6 years ago from Cologne, Germany

What we should think about ourselves, and what we really think about ourselves, which is what we shouldn't think about ourselves if we are to be 'the best'. Self doubt often wins over positive thought ... well, that's how I interpret this, and could relate to it well.

I'm not great on poetry, but this reads like a lyric.

A good read!

All the best, Camlo


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

Thanks for the comment Camlo. It doesn't matter if your great on poetry, just as long you take something from it. Thanks.


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poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

This has a great flow and is so very relatable. The human condition of wanting and then accepting we may not ever achieve all we want is a hard thing to take. Stellar write... but don't give up... you may be the best yet.


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

Thanks for your comment Poetvix. You're the best. Glad you enjoyed it.


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Joy56 6 years ago

i enjoyed this, it is often how we all feel, full of conflict, and wanting to improve. Keep writing.


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

Thanks a lot Joy56. I will keep writing, I never considered quitting, ever!


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Twins Mum 6 years ago

Well I am certainly no poet, but I also prefer this one to Prize Possession. Maybe other people get different sensations from the poetry to what the writer anticipated. Either way, I am now following you. It never hurts to take a look at something different. I wish you all the best.


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

Thanks for your support Twins Mom. I suppose the stats don't lie. lol


klarawieck 6 years ago

Very nice! I shall put you to the test sometime!


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

Thanks Klarawieck! You're already testing me. You changed your avatar again! I prefer the previous one.


klarawieck 6 years ago

XOXOXO (and a little wink)


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

Wow thanks, Klaraweick. That's the best thing anybody has said to me this year. lol xoxoxo


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EatLovePray 6 years ago from Canada

Hehe..this was coming to me a rap song! It was really fast..smooth..rocking!! Loved itt..! You are a writer..who can be expressive..no matter what the emotion.


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Richard Craig 6 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

lol. Yeah, I was listening to Eminem in the background whilst writing it. Glad you enjoyed it anyway. Thanks.


JLucero 6 years ago

I wish to know what or how you interpret this poem of yours. aside from my interpretation. I am an English teacher and I like the contents of your poem to have a poem example to discuss with my students (High school). I wish to be hearing from you the soonest! God Bless Thanks


bakeru03 6 years ago

very nice....


lhyne 6 years ago

i like your poem !!!

thanks?

becauce he have a inpiration to other!!


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Just Ask Susan 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This would make a great song.


ellie.w 5 years ago

hey i think that was mint i love your choice of words brilliant


Katazyna Gorowski Polish Princess 5 years ago

This is exicellent:)Time to post it on facebook now;)


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Richard Craig 5 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

Thanks everyone who took the time to share their complimentary comments and sorry for the slow reply. Very much appreciated.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Very interesting and beautiful rhythm! Enjoyed it very much..... Voting up and awesome!


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onetouchnewlife 4 years ago from Cemetary

Interesting poem. You should take a look at my hub and let me know what you think of mine.


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Richard Craig 4 years ago from West Midlands, England Author

@ LaThing; Thanks so much for reading and voting. It always nice to read your comments :)

@onetouchnewlife; Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment :)

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