I Am, Who I Am
If I could be anyone else, who would, I really choose to be?
I know ones thing for sure,
No one else can be me.
I’m one of a kind.
I’m that diamond in the rough you don’t expect to find.
Society compels you to adhere to the norm,
But if I’m really honest I find myself torn.
Should I change who I am to suit a failing culture.
Where if you’re anything more than ordinary they circle on you like a vulture.
Nothing about who you are is safe,
They tear and claw at you till nothing can be traced.
I know who I am,
What other people think I shouldn’t give a damn.
Should I be proud?
Should I shout it out loud?
Am I being pretentious?
In never truly wanting to be famous.
If I was to be like everyone else,
Would I be settling for something less than myself?
Or should I fight to be that beauty beyond compare,
That gem that is immensely precious and so rare.
I try hard not to pull myself into question,
Being true to who you are is the ultimate lesson.
If it requires a sacrifice,
Then I’ll pay the price.
If means I can be free,
From the chains that wish to bind me.
I am, who I am,
That is Alana Warren.
© 2012 Alana Bembridge