Joe Hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,081 Points (Drogheda, Ireland)

So Why Should I Conform? - Poem by Joe Hughes

So why should I conform?
I've been a rebel all my life
But I've also got three daughters,
Grandchildren plus a wife.

So why should I conform?
From the priesthood I was banned,
But I go to church on Sundays
Though I'm not its greatest fan.

So why should I conform?
When on picket lines I've stood,
But if I need a transfusion,
I will accept your blood.

So why should I conform?
You may have power over me
But I do not have to take it -
In my head I am so free.

So why should I conform?
To your silly adult games.
I will plough my own furrow
Even when it rains.

So why should I conform?
I'm a lover of the stray.
There's room for all of us - you know -
But I'll live my life my way!

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Comments about So Why Should I Conform? by Joe Hughes

  • John Brown (4/1/2013 9:39:00 AM)


    I like this Joe. It's similar to one of mine called ME (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, February 15, 2013


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