Myself

Knowing and trusting yourself is no small task.
We have let ourselves down too many times to count.
Let’s start working on changing those things we need to.
Let’s start today.

Myself
Poet: Edgar A. Guest

I have to live with myself and so
I want to be fit for myself to know.

I want to be able as days go by,
always to look myself straight in the eye;

I don’t want to stand with the setting sun
and hate myself for the things I have done.

I don’t want to keep on a closet shelf
a lot of secrets about myself
 
and fool myself as I come and go
into thinking no one else will ever know

the kind of person I really am,
I don’t want to dress up myself in sham.

I want to go out with my head erect
I want to deserve all men’s respect;

but here in the struggle for fame and wealth
I want to be able to like myself.

I don’t want to look at myself and know that
I am bluster and bluff and empty show.

I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see;

I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself and so,
 
whatever happens I want to be
self respecting and conscience free.

Live it LOUD!

Rob

One Response to Myself

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