You Are What You Are.

In this life you see others,

Others who you want to be.

They may be better looking

And you wish to look like them,

They may be able to solve impossible problems

Problems that you don’t understand,

Their art work may be sublime

Where you find it impossible

To draw anything recognisable,

They play music that tears the emotions from you,

But all you can do is make a strange noise,

They can write words of wonder and passion on a page

Instead of the ramblings that you create.

This state of mind is normal,

You may have something that others would like,

Compassion, kindness, generosity and love.

You cannot be anyone else,

You are what you are,

Everybody else is taken.


  • orchidee

    A fine write Goldie. That'll be me then - ramblings. Well, when are both in 1066, that is?! Now you know this is me, and not someone false! Only us two are millions of years old. Or should I only speak for myself? heehee.

    • Goldfinch60

      Believe me I know it is you Orchi.

    • Michael Edwards

      Spot on - be proud of who you are, walk up straight and always keep our chin up - don't look down - look forward - and you go far wrong.

      • Goldfinch60

        So true, always look forward and head towards the light.

      • WriteBeLight

        Love that last line. One of my favorites! Great job and message.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you WriteBeLight, your comment is much appreciated.

        • orchidee

          Who said that last line? Oscar Wilde? I'm not sure.

        • P.H.Rose

          He was thought to
          Of said it to a child
          Who's reply was
          "I'm nothing like anyone "
          This is such a good poem
          Goldfinch60, I love it,
          Your words are every
          Bit as good as anyone
          On this site...
          I love its message
          "We are all as individual
          As a fresh fallen flake"

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you for your kind words.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you DS, much appreciated.

          • Tony36

            Great write and great message

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Tony.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Love the message in this perceptive verse. Being confident to be only oneself is the answer my friend.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Fay.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Tony.

          • Augustus

            Oh boy you read my biography. I am sooo jealous of musicians especially. Really enjoyed this. So true to life.

          • willyweed

            No one can play your part better than you Goldfinch.. ps don't tell Augustus I play guitar and sing? ww

            • Goldfinch60

              OK willyweed as long as you don't tell him that I play trumpet and sing in three choirs.

              • willyweed

                sweet deal!

              • Neville

                you have certainly made me think my friend and as you are on the very cusp of posting your 700th poem.. here I am visiting your very first one... please accept my congratulations on achieving something of a remarkable milestone sir..... Neville

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Neville for your very kind words, they are much appreciated.

                  • Neville

                    My glass is raised to the next 700......... N

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