Cecelia Weir

Rookie - 261 Points (March 19,1955 / Fayette, Alabama)

Born To Be Me - Poem by Cecelia Weir

Born in this world
Happy and free.
No problems did I have
Just Born To Be Me.

I grew in statue
I learned to talk.
I was taking new responsibility
I learned how to walk.

Though this woman over me
Told me everything to do.
It didn' bother me none
She told me I love you.

As I grew older
I was living in a dream.
Somebody said this wasn't real life.
It isn't as it seem.

I went on to school
Got religion and education too
Then life got kind of twisted
I didn't know what to do.

I thought a lot about my mama
And the things she used to say.
How you've got to keep going
And remember to just pray.

When I had my children
I thought it would be fun.
But I worked so hard
I hardly seen the sun.

I've thought a lot about what mama said
Over and over again.
And I've thought to myself
Where does my life begin?

Some kind of way
Life is turning around.
I make more demands on my children
Saying keep your feet on the ground.

And out of all the demands
My mother made on me.
I find myself daily laughing
Because my mother now is me.

Comments about Born To Be Me by Cecelia Weir

  • Rajnish Manga (5/13/2016 10:35:00 PM)

    The poet has nicely described the carefree days of childhood and then the change and responsibilities coming through age in a woman. She gets into the shoes of her mother. (Report) Reply

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  • Rene Bennett (7/29/2005 9:37:00 PM)

    I really liked the scenerio you have written here and the ending was perfect!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 8, 2004

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