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

Updated on September 30, 2012

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.


More Lyrical Poetry

© 2011 Brian Loewer


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    • Animal1775 profile image


      6 years ago

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

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Haha Thanks so much!

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      6 years ago

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

    • wildove5 profile image


      6 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Very cool!

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      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 

      6 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 :)

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

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

    • nicole43 profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      your rhymes are beautiful! ahh i was your stuff!

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks Evilangel! Glad you liked it.

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      6 years ago from Gothic Realm

      lolz ... This is great!

    • LVidoni5 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      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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      Rose Maria Rica D. Fuentes 

      6 years ago from Heaven

      thanks for your great hub! cool huh

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      6 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 

      6 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.

    • cryskelly profile image


      6 years ago

      Love it :)

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      V Qisya 

      6 years ago

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

    • chrisam01 profile image


      6 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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