Wanting To Be
When all that I once knew
estranges the ‘used to’s’,
I let those rue thoughts interchange;
then wait while solutions
encouraging movement for change!
I shouldn't take for granted
for years, ‘bout the need to pay heed -
But now that it's hindsight
it’s causing some stage fright,
with sense of intense guaranteed!
It’s hard to share candor
now that I meander
the trail to that massive divide!
How will I grow older
with grace, when I’m colder
and summertime’s blazing outside?
It takes firm conviction
to know an affliction
may force me, one day, to foresee -
that all my past musing
was simply confusing
the person I wanted to be!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
'To be or not to be, that is the question' Shakespeare
It is long overdue that I publish my works for there are so many that need to be bound in a volumn for posterity's sake.
Comments about this poem (Wanting To Be by Joy BurkiWatson )
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