You Be You, I'll Be Me: A Short Lyrical Poem

I love a cup of coffee when I wake up in the morning,

after lying here in bed, sittin' up and yawning.

I sink my soul into my shoes and grind 'em to the flooring.

I put on my white tee, stain free from the chlorine.

I kick against the current, to stay current with the trends.

I love to be myself in a world that pretends.

I paint a persona of the person that you see,

but when I paint, I do my best to make it look like me.

Every one has ugly, a little bit they hide

but when I'm truly free, I let others see that side.

Everyone has fresh, a little bit of fly..

So you do you & I'll do me,

then no one needs to try.

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© 2011 Brian Loewer

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Animal1775 4 years ago

Absolutely amazing! "but when i paint, i do my best to make it look like me" outstanding!


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Haha Thanks so much!


Crystar 4 years ago

Yeah there's no need to try. Good! You're true to yourself. Hats off to you Brian. Voted up & awesome.


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wildove5 4 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

Very cool!


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Yes we do Christine :) Yeah I kind of thought of it as a rap too. Thanks for reading!


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Christine P Ann 4 years ago from Australia

'I paint a persona of the person that you see' yes we all do that at times. could so be a rap song :)


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks for reading Nicole. I'm glad you liked it.


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nicole43 4 years ago from United States

your rhymes are beautiful! ahh i was impressed...love your stuff!


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Evilangel! Glad you liked it.


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Evilangel363 4 years ago from Gothic Realm

lolz ... This is great!


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Much appreciation to chrisam01,romari,cryskelly,& V Qisya for the great comments!

@Hillbilly Zen. Lol that cracks me up! It is kind of a rap... so I'm glad you were still able to enjoy it. I had the first few lines stuck in my head for days before i wrote 'em down.

@JinnyMarte Thanks a bunch! Ha yeah that's true!.. more so for some than others... but I always have fun staying true to myself... especially writing this one. Just a fun lil bit of self expression. Thanks for reading.


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romari 4 years ago from Heaven

thanks for your great hub! cool huh


JinnyMarte 4 years ago

They say honesty is the best policy. I guess opening up and letting others see the real side of us is a challenge and it takes a great deal of courage and honesty. I like the sincerity and the rhythm along the verses... The visuals are well depicted and it is a very attractive piece of work... Nicely done! ;-)


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Hillbilly Zen 4 years ago from Kentucky

This made me think of rap, which is weird because I loathe rap but I really like this poem. Nicely done!

Voted up and fly.


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cryskelly 4 years ago

Love it :)


V Qisya 4 years ago

Totally agree with you! Anyway, it's beautifully written. I love it! Voted up ;D


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chrisam01 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California, USA

I love this. I especially love these lines: "I love to be myself in a world that pretends." Voted up!

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