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The Best of Me

Updated on April 9, 2012

I have spent my whole life
trying to be anyone but me.
No matter how I tried and tried,
I could be none else, but me.

I was never good enough.
There was no perfect me...
and so I started out in life
with strong distaste for me.

It was most regrettable,
this curse of being me...
escape from my depressing plight
my ever haunting plea.

Alas, I found, without a doubt
where ere I went, I'd be
gazing from the looking glass...
none other's face but me.

There just was no denying,
and no place on earth to flee.
I was doomed, for all of time,
to be no one but me.

And then, one day, a thought occurred
since me I'm bound to be,
perhaps I should,with all my heart,
just be my finest me.

Today that is my only goal,
to be all I can be.
With grace and flourish, now, I strive
to be the best of me!

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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    • No_Clue profile image

      No_Clue 5 years ago

      Well, then, BeyondMax, we are alot alike for this is truly me. Thank you!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Marsha, this is a story about me you wrote. It's a beauty! I'm printing it out and pasting it on my wall.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Denise, thank you so very is a relief that set me free!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      So sweet. I voted it up. This is a beautiful honoring of the Divine YOU!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, Docmo.

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Great thought, beautifully expressed. What a superior piece of poetry. Loved it, No_clue! And a great principle to live by too.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      RJ, thank you, Kindly! Your comment is an honor, indeed!

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      This is another big winner. I've looked over everything and this works for me too. In that heaven is the theme I'm looking for, it looks like I stumbled onto the one that works for me. As far as I can determine these two stand out. Congratulations. RJ

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      janbee, thanks! I appreciate your read and comment!

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      janbee 6 years ago

      Nice work ! Another great poem that I so enjoyed!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, hipcio, for the read and comment!

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      hipcio 6 years ago from Poland

      Great poem, great way to go...

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      Eternal Evolution 6 years ago from kentucky

      Another great poem! I connect with it very much for I am always searching for the hidden me, the true me, yet all I find is the me that I already am...

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      LOL, Gary! But trust me, on this one....i don't think you wanna go there!!! A nice thing to say though! Made me wanna give you a big old mean...Hug!

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      plaingary 6 years ago

      For most of my life I had wondered how long it would take before people figured out that I was something far less than what I had tried to make them believe. Then at some point I realized that people actually liked me better for being less than what I had been trying to make them believe. So then all I had to do was be ME! But now after reading your insightful poem, I think I want to be YOU.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Many thanks, saddlerider!

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Aw the pursuit of self, oneself, me, I, we try to find us all the time in search of me. I have searched my whole life and still have not found my real me. I must keep searching, he's hidden somewhere, I just have to look harder I guess:0) Nicely done, I liked the flow and rhyme. Bravo rated UP

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Gus, Many thanks!"Me" tries!

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      Gustave Kilthau 6 years ago from USA

      No_Clue - Turns out that "me" is quite a poet. Nice work.

      Gus :-)))

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thanks Doug!

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      That's all we can do: be the best of us. Good poem.

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      I like this, some of us as kids get beat down so much that we think we're never good enough. Good enough for who, or what? All we can be is ourselves, that's all we really need to be! Peace!! Tom