Scripted, By Brian37

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Scripted, By Brian37

Scripted, By Brian37

They tell you
All the time
To become this
Or do that

They tell you
It goes this way
To hold a title
To be famous

They tell you
To be pious
To claim their label
To be righteous

They tell you
To earn money
They tell you
To vote a certain party

They tell you
To conform
To follow a script
In order to win

They tell you
What to do
Because a pattern
Works for them

Life is not scripted
There is no plan
What makes one happy
Cures not all

Utopias are
A bane on humanity
In chasing them
We lose our sanity

The only script
I can buy
Is to be yourself
Don't live a lie

I cannot be
What others want
I cannot live
A scripted life

We can only do
The best we can
Be kind to others
And live our lives

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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I enjoyed this one. What was

I enjoyed this one. What was the inspiration?

Why do I strive to be what I am not? But then what am I but what I strive to be?

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TGBaker wrote:I enjoyed this

TGBaker wrote:

I enjoyed this one. What was the inspiration?

Why do I strive to be what I am not? But then what am I but what I strive to be?

A lifetime of trying to fit someone else's mold. I am 44 and only in the past decade have I become comfortable in my own skin. I still deal with some insecurities as a result of a lifetime of taking on other people's baggage, but I am aware now more than ever that all I can be is myself.

 

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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Brian37 wrote:TGBaker

Brian37 wrote:

TGBaker wrote:

I enjoyed this one. What was the inspiration?

Why do I strive to be what I am not? But then what am I but what I strive to be?

A lifetime of trying to fit someone else's mold. I am 44 and only in the past decade have I become comfortable in my own skin. I still deal with some insecurities as a result of a lifetime of taking on other people's baggage, but I am aware now more than ever that all I can be is myself.

 

I'm a 56 year old hippie and my generation was about being yourself. Of course it seldom happens. I've spent half a century trying.


 

"You can't write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say sometimes, so you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whip cream."--Frank Zappa

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