I never wanted to be prim and proper,
Like those of royalty.
Looking down upon the hurting folks,
Living a life in poverty.
I never wanted to be a hero,
Like a soldier in a war.
Fighting for a country’s leaders,
That are always wanting more.
I never wanted to be a star,
That famous movie face.
Worshiped like an immortal God,
And followed place to place.
I never wanted to be a scholar,
Indoctrination is not for me.
I prefer to learn by life experience,
Original creativity defines American liberty.
I never wanted to be the one,
To say and do it all just right.
No, I’m not perfect, but I have learned,
Wisdom is knowing darkness, and appreciating light.
I never wanted to be a trophy girl,
Skinny body, perfect skin.
It tends to encourage sinful acts,
I prefer the beauty found within.
I never wanted materialistic junk,
I can’t take it when life ends.
What’s worth more than all Earth’s gold,
Pay it forward to family and friends.
I guess that makes me biased toward,
Confines of the majority.
But I see no need to change myself,
To please an unjust society.
By Redbud Patriot