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Somebody Im Not

May 17, 2022
By TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I guess that means we're just products of whoever made us and we don't have much control. The thing is, when people use that phrase, they ignore the most critical part: the falling. Within the logic of that saying, the apple falls every single time. Not falling isn't an option. So, if the apple has to fall, the most important question in my mind is what happens to it upon hitting the ground? Does it touch down with barely a scratch? Or does it smash on impact? Two vastly different fates. When you think about it, who cares about its proximity to the tree or what type of tree spawned it? What really makes all the difference, then, is how we land.”
― Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen


Someone came up to me

After my game

After i said what i had to say

They said that we should meet up

Get down have fun

Go on around meet the ones

Who are the same

Who know how it feels

To bring yourself down

And share the deals

But i replied 

Im not sure i can

For im not who you think i am

Im not an idol

Im not a hero

Nor a legend

Of stories im told

So when you come up

And say to me

That you know me

Im here to say

That you should know

That im sick of being

Somebody im not

Someone who hopes

Someone who dreamed

All of the words i continue to read

I can write

I could say

But ill hide all the pain

I am good with

The total charade

Because im going to be

Sombody im not

Even if its causing distraught

Pain and misery

As far as you can see

An image of gold

But under the water

Its corroded 

Under the weight

Of being all an illusion

Of something its not

Somebody im not….


The author's comments:

I dont think i need to explain this one friends. 


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