Brian J. Stafford

Gold Star - 5,944 Points (10th February,1951 / Manchester, England)

I Want To Be - Poem by Brian J. Stafford

I want to be the singer, not the song,
be the performer, don't get me wrong;

I want to be the player, not the play,
a thousand words or more, I'll have to say;

I want to be the artist, not the paint,
to paint your portrait, without constraint;

I want to be the apple, in your eye,
to make you laugh, not cry;

I want to be the icing on the cake;
to be with you for heaven's sake.

Topic(s) of this poem: romanticism

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  • (2/17/2019 1:54:00 PM)

    A beautifully conceived sweet life song with positive and inspirational attitude. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 17, 2019

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 17, 2019

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