Goddy Nana Mens

Rookie - 26 Points (August 11 1993 / Ghana)

If I Was Me - Poem by Goddy Nana Mens

If I was me...
My heart would be beat more slowly
My family would breathe more peacefully
My tears would gradually grow stale
And my favours would no longer be for sale

If I was me...
I'd no more start writing with a clean paper and a dirty mind
I'd shun that journey towards the Evil I seek to find
I'd bear no grudge and no more radiate that evil sheen
But I'd wear my badge with pride - the joy-brewing machine

If I was me...
One heart would never stop beating
And a couple more of a pair of eyes would never stop seeing
My next-door neighbour would keep his thumb
To operate his though most annoying pump

If I was me...
Though many have been foolish
I'd swear to keep my beast on the leash
Their blood will stain only their veins
Though it would have been refreshing to feel it wash my pains

If I was me...
The world would be a better a place - at least mine
For I'd light up all the suns that were refusing to shine
I'd live my life to see dreams to be lived
In gratitude of all those who in me believed

If I was me...
I'd take a ride back to my time
Through that journey of a million and one miles
Relive and change all my pains into smiles
And with a boost in spirit and a renewed soul journey back to this time

If I was me...
I'd want to see happy faces or big smiles contented men or all of the above
To fill this bruised soul that has been so long famished of love
For I'd finally let go to know how it feels to love and be loved
And perhaps - just perhaps - let my hard self feel the accompanying sentiments allowed

If I was me...
Oh, if I was me
My world would be the perfect place to be
For I'd work my life to earn all the positive nods
So when I die, I'd know my weary soul will be in the Hands of the Lord's


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a very personal poem that was written in the wait of capital for the publication of my first work. It was during one of these reflective moods about my future and what I'd do when my dream self became a reality. The title is a really great line to use to discover the real and innermost you and your most desired dreams. And I would entreat you to try writing yours after reading this. It works better in an airy place with only natural sounds. Don't force it to rhyme otherwise you might lose yourself. The most important thing is to discover yourself. But before you do, here is my discovery:

Comments about If I Was Me by Goddy Nana Mens

  • Elena Sandu (5/15/2012 9:12:00 PM)

    I need not to do the same, you said it all very well also for me, myself. Yes, I do love to write into the woods or in a park, true, you do get the best of self connected to the open space. Lovely write, thank you for share. (Report)Reply

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  • Chime Justice Ndubuisi (5/8/2012 3:15:00 PM)

    I just cant help the feeling. I think i would do those same things you would do...if I was me. Thanks for posting this. I'll want to be your personal friend so we'll share our opinions. Whatcha say? Meet me at facebook: chime justice ndubuisi cjn. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/8/2012 12:21:00 PM)

    hhhmmmm, If I was me... this is an interesting peice, express one's wants and desires for the world. nice job. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 4, 2013


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