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Poem: Be Yourself!

Updated on December 24, 2011

Always be yourself

Each and every time

I learned this lesson

From my father

Some time ago

As he did his part

without Hesitation

Passing it down

the line

The first time

I heard

Billy sing this song

I was much younger

but I knew that

if I follow those lyrics

Keeping it true

It could never

lead me to end up

going wrong

Now here it is

many years later

It's again here

to remind me

It was not

a mirage

But rather

a truthful reality


that picture

which I see

So I am

happy that I

listened to

the lyrics

Took those words

to be a part

of my life.

now quite


I would say:

Don’t go


To try

and please me

You never

Let me down


What I did with

That song

during those times

Was to relate it

To my own life


a good look

I sincerely

told myself

"I love you boy"

I meant it.

Went on to

shared this

feelings with others

In many ways

over the years

I got many


Things thrown

back at me.

Like :

Who do I think

i was!

But it never

Bothered me

What it actually


Me now

Is looking at


Allowing things

To turn

Them upside down


you must let

Your own



to be your guide

No need to


No reason

to rearrange

and hide.

Be yourself!

Doing so

should only

remind you

To be true

to your self

At all times.

When you rise

Each day

There are

Conscious things

That every

human being

Should say.

Give thanks

To the

Most High God

But only if you


If you can’t



hanging on

that cross

Where those


Tried to

Be boss!

The true message

You did not


So don't go on

wasting your time

Giving thanks

to that which you

never once


Don’t let


Or the rest

Of us!

Turn you into

A better person

Let Christmas

The rest of us


Bring out more

Of that great

person in you.

Don’t let

Gifts and money

Make you

A smiling fool

Let the


Of that

Everyday smile

You possess

Be only but

one of your

Better functioning

life attribute

A sincere tool..


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    • Sky9106 profile image

      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thank you Eddy, it's always great to see and feel your joyful presence around, I am sure that all those quite beautiful poems you keep posting again and again are all coming from a great spirit.

      That's the presence of which I speak, and feel.

      Sincere thanks.


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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A great read Sky and one for me to vote up up and away.

      Take care my friend.


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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thought you would love this one because , to be able to suggest anything to another we first must do so to ourselves and you are the epitome of truthfulness.

      Thanks as always.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another GREAT one Sky. Love yourself.. Billy Joel, Yea..

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Thank you V glad you like both poem and song , it's meant to uplift spirits . Be yourself, it's all you've got.


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      V Qisya 6 years ago

      Beautifully written...And a great song by Billy Joel. I like it! Up and away :D

      Best Wishes, V

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      Sky9106 6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      It's Ok I believe that life leads me, I don't lead life. But I follow with my life Frank. I had answered this before , and forgot to post it , it was pretty long, but life did not want it posted so here is my new post . I had a comment on billy Joel and more ,but read the top.

      That's how I live, because I prayed today , so I did not have to post it. Be yourself.

      Thanks brethren.


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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      uplifting, strong and a wonderful hub to Billy Joel one of my favorite story teller in songs Sky a great HUB!