A Motivational Poem – Myself


I have to live with myself and so 
I want to be fit for myself to know.

I want to be able as days go by,
always to look myself straight in the eye;

I don’t want to stand with the setting sun
and hate myself for the things I have done.

I don’t want to keep on a closet shelf 
a lot of secrets about myself

and fool myself as I come and go 
into thinking no one else will ever know

the kind of person I really am, 
I don’t want to dress up myself in sham.

I want to go out with my head erect 
I want to deserve all men’s respect;

but here in the struggle for fame and wealth
I want to be able to like myself.

I don’t want to look at myself and know that
I am bluster and bluff and empty show.

I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see;

I know what others may never know, 
I never can fool myself and so,

whatever happens I want to be 
self respecting and conscience free.







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