J M. Basey

Rookie (5/2/1985 / Brisbane, Queens, Aus)

Just Like Me - Poem by J M. Basey

I'm going to attempt to express myself
You can try this too
You can be just like me

I go through life feeling the same
Taking the blame, experiencing pain
Cos of certain struggles I can’t extinguish the flame
As much as I would like to, I can’t do it
If I asked you the same question
I asked myself moments ago
Trust me you wouldn’t want to answer it
If I said I never tried drugs
That would mean I lied
But why create such a fuss; I’m not the only one
I bet you everyone does

I go out with friends and they spill drink
All over my brand new shirt
At that moment I start to think
Why do they toast me as the class clown?
And cheer as our glasses clink
You’re such a retard, not to mention a jerk
They might be drunk, but that’s when
My nerves start to hurt, and now I'm really on edge
Start getting thoughts about jumping off the nearest ledge

I must be cursed
I seem to open my mouth
And make situations worse
What is wrong with me?
Must be blind
Cos I haven't got the intellect to see
That I make everyone feel bad around me
I can't be free; I'm my own worst enemy
So send me down,
Lock me up and throw away the key
Then nobody can be...just like me.

I hear you say don’t be dumb, just chill
Listen if I’m dumb enough to open my mouth
Then I'm dumb enough to follow Jack and Jill up that slippery hill
Some people read between these lines, ignoring the skill
Cos my rhymes are unique and stand out like my epilepsy pills
But I don't get angry, you can’t even see through this mist
How the hell can I write, when I don't even exist

Now follow me and believe what you read
Do you really want to be just like me?
Years ago I took some pills then lights out and O.D.
Now do you really want to be just like me?

I must be cursed
I seem to open my mouth
And make situations worse
What is wrong with me?
Must be blind
Cos I haven't got the intellect to see
That I make everyone feel bad around me
I can't be free; I'm my own worst enemy
So send me down,
Lock me up and throw away the key
Then nobody can be...just like me.

I wonder what it would be like if I live long enough to grow old
Will my sinful soul be sold, to the highest bidder
Who is stupid and bold at the same time
Cos of that will my body feel icy and cold
Bugger that my body and mind won’t work
If my soul doesn’t shiver and jerk
I’d slap the guy who bought my soul
Awww look at that his name happens to be Kurt
And given his tag he works as an I.R clerk

I'm about as normal as you, just with abnormal traits
When I start to speak my brain is like wait, wait
Catching up cos it’s like ten minutes late
Can you explain to my brain
I should be dead by now
Cos I’ve severed a main vain
Feeling pain and bleeding heavily
Flowing easily down this drain
Out in this cold icy rain
But why do I still feel alive
Oh thank god, just take a breather
Hold your breath then sigh
Must have been high
Cos if you’re not seeing these pink elephants
Then neither am I...oh my...


I have never been to uni and got a degree
Do you want to be just like me?
When I’m in the shower I get soap in my eyes and I can’t see
Do you want to be just like me?
I want to leave this world and be free
Do you want to be just like me?
I tie a rope around my neck and jump from a tree
Please don’t be just like me! !

I must be cursed
I seem to open my mouth
And make situations worse
What is wrong with me?
Must be blind
Cos I haven't got the intellect to see
That I make everyone feel bad around me
I can't be free; I'm my own worst enemy
So send me down,
Lock me up and throw away the key
Then nobody can be...just like me

By Jay Basey © 2010


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 30, 2010



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